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ROBUSTA 1, 1B

ROBUSTA 1 [University of Montpellier II]

ROBUSTA (Radiation on Bipolar Test for University Satellite Application) is a Cubesat project of the University of Montpellier II. The mission of ROBUSTA is to check the deterioration in flight of electronic components based on bipolar transistors when exposed to space radiation environment. The results of this experiment will be used to validate a test method proposed in the laboratory.

Faint signals were heard after launch on the 13th of february. A few days after launch no more signals were recieved: after investigation an anomaly was detected on the system of battery recharge.

A reflight of the mission is planned as ROBUSTA 1B. ROBUSTA 1B is one of the educational CubeSats chosen for Phase 1 of ESA's ‘Fly Your Satellite!’ initiative.

Nation: France
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: University of Montpellier II
Contractors: University of Montpellier II
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit: 311 km × 1439 km, 69.49° (#1); 496 km × 512 km, 97.45° (#1B)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ROBUSTA 1 2012-006AD 13.02.2012 Ko ELV Vega with LARES, ALMASat 1, e-st@r, Goliat, MaSat 1, PW-Sat 1, UniCubeSat-GG, XaTcobeo, LARES-A&H/SS
ROBUSTA 1B 2017-036AD 23.06.2017 Sr FLP PSLV-XL with Cartosat 2E, NIUSAT, CE-SAT 1, Max Valier Sat, Venta 1, CICERO 6, Lemur-2 34, ..., 41, Blue Diamond, Green Diamond, Red Diamond, COMPASS 2, InflateSail, LituanicaSAT 2, URSA MAIOR, NUDTSat, Pegasus, UCLSat, VZLUsat 1, D-Sat, PACSCISAT, Aalto 1, SUCHAI, skCUBE

References:

  • University of Montpellier Website