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MIMOSA

MIMOSA

MIMOSA (Micro Measurements Of Satellite Acceleration) is a microsatellite to measure atmospheric drag.

The only scientific payload is an electrostatically compensated, six degrees of freedom accelerometer with cubic proof-mass. The accelerometer can detect quasi-steady accelerations of extremely low magnitude of about 10-11 ms-2. The accelerometer is mounted at the center of gravity of the MIMOSA satellite.

Nation: Czechoslovakia
Type / Application: Atmosphere density
Operator: Astronomical Insitute of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Astronomicky ustav AV CR)
Contractors: Space Devices Ltd. of Praha
Equipment: Accelerometer
Configuration: Polyhedron
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 66 kg
Orbit: 316 km × 845 km, 96.81
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
MIMOSA 2003-031B 30.06.2003 Pl LC-133/3 Rokot-KM with MOST, CanX 1, AAU-Cubesat, DTUSat, XI-IV, CUTE 1, QuakeSat, Monitor-Mockup