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ROBUSTA 3A (Méditerranée)

ROBUSTA 3A [University of Montpellier II]

ROBUSTA 3A (Radiation on Bipolar Test for University Satellite Application), also called Méditerranée, is a Cubesat project of the University of Montpellier II with a both scientific and educational mission.

The CubeSat (3U) has following mission:

  • the Méditerranée scientific mission in partnership with Météo France to improve the accuracy of weather forecasts around the Mediterranean basin and in particular the forecast of the Cévenol episodes;
  • a humanitarian mission in partnership with associations to provide a means of communication between schools located in Burkina Faso in cut-off areas of networks and partner schools in France;
  • an engineering mission that will test and qualify an on-board equipment, the Star Tracker , a system of attitude determination in space.

Nation: France
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: University of Montpellier II
Contractors: University of Montpellier II
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 2 years
Mass: 3.6 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ROBUSTA 3A (Méditerranée) - 2018 with ?

References:

  • University of Montpellier Website