Phoenix is a 2U-CubeSat for upper atmosphere science and technology demonstration, built by a team of students of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU).
It is a part of the QB50 constellation. The QB50 project, which will demonstrate the possibility of launching a network of 50 CubeSats built by Universities Teams all over the world as a primary payload on a low-cost launch vehicle to perform first-class science in the largely unexplored lower thermosphere.
Phoenix carries three mission payloads:
The satellite was launched with the bulk of the QB50 constellation to the ISS in 2017, from where the satellite was deployed on 17 May 2017. The in-orbit lifetime of LilacSat-1 is about 3 months, from deployment to de-orbit.
|Nation:||Taiwan (Republic of China)|
|Type / Application:||Education, amateur radio communication, technology|
|Operator:||National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)|
|Contractors:||National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)|
|Equipment:||INMS, Thermistors, Solar EUV sensors|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||402 km × 403 km, 51.63°|
|Phoenix (QB50 TW01)||1998-067LP||18.04.2017||CC SLC-41||Atlas-5(401)||with Cygnus CRS-7, ALTAIR 1, SUSat, UNSW-EC0, i-INSPIRE 2, ZA-AeroSat, nSIGHT 1, Ex-Alta 1, LilacSat 1, NJUST 1, Aoxiang 1, SOMP 2, QBITO, Aalto 2, X-CubeSat, SpaceCube, DUTHSat, UPSat, Hoopoe, LINK, SNUSAT 1, SNUSAT 1b, qbee50-LTU-OC, BeEagleSat, HAVELSAT, PolyITAN-2-SAU, QBUS 1, QBUS 2, QBUS 4, IceCube, CSUNSat 1, CXBN 2, KySat 3, SHARC, Lemur-2 30, ..., 33|