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PropCube 1, 2, 3 (Flora, Fauna, Merryweather)

PropCube 1 [NPS]

The PropCube (Propagation CubeSat) series of 1U CubeSats are ionospheric research satellites to measure artificial ionization.

The satellites were developed by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and provided by Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems Inc.

The cubesats are performing dual frequency ionospheric calibration measurements of ionospheric electron density and irregularities. They performing measurements of total electron content by differential group delay, of plasma irregularities by amplitude and phase scintillations and detection of artificial ionization and irregularities generated by the HAARP, Arecibo and Sura high frequency facilities.

PropCube 1 and 3 were launched together into a 63 orbit, while PropCube 2 will be in high inclination orbit.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)
Contractors: Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) (prime); Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems Inc. (bus)
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
PropCube 1 (Flora) 2015-058N 08.10.2015 Va SLC-3E Atlas-5(401) with Intruder 11A, Intruder 11B, SNaP-3 ALICE, SNaP-3 EDDIE, SNaP-3 JIMI, LMRSTSat, SINOD-D 1, SINOD-D 3, AeroCube 5C, OCSD A, ARC 1, BisonSat, Fox 1A, PropCube 3
PropCube 2 (Fauna) - 2017 with ?, BlackSky Pathfinder 2, Arkyd 6A, EcAMSat, ITASAT 1, CNUSail 1, DIDO 1, ICE-Cap, ISARA, KAUSAT 5, SIGMA, CANYVAL-X 1, CANYVAL-X 2, STEP Cube Lab, OCSD B, OCSD C
PropCube 3 (Merryweather) 2015-058K 08.10.2015 Va SLC-3E Atlas-5(401) with Intruder 11A, Intruder 11B, SNaP-3 ALICE, SNaP-3 EDDIE, SNaP-3 JIMI, LMRSTSat, SINOD-D 1, SINOD-D 3, AeroCube 5C, OCSD A, ARC 1, BisonSat, Fox 1A, PropCube 1

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