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CANYVAL-C 1, 2 (Pumbaa, Timon)

CANYVAL-C 2 and 1 [Yonsei University]

CANYVAL-C (CubeSat Astronomy by NASA and Yonsei using Vision ALignment Coronagraph) is a mission consisting of an 1U and a 2U cubesat developed at Yonsei University, South Korea in collaboration with NASA.

The CANYVAL-C mission is aimed at scientific validation of photographing the sunís corona. This mission is the application of Virtual Telescope technology that uses several discrete satellites as a space telescope. The mission requires development of inertial alignment hold technology, spacecraft formation flying GNC technology and inter-satellite link technology. CANYVAL-C is a follow-on mission to the CANYVAL-X technical experiment mission of virtual telescope, and expects further projects of solar science and X-ray objective science mission.

The CANYVAL-C system consists of two CubeSats, Pumbaa and Timon. Pumbaa, the occulter, is a 2U CubeSat that covers the sun for corona imaging. Timon, the detector, is an 1U CubeSat that takes a coronagraph with an optical camera.

The CubeSats were planned to be launched in July 2019, but were delayed to March 2021.

Nation: South Korea
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Yonsei University, NASA
Contractors: Yonsei University, NASA
Equipment: (#1); (#2)
Configuration: CubeSat (2U) (#1); CubeSat (1U) (#2)
Propulsion: ? (#1); ? (#2)
Power: 4 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries (#1); solar cells, batteries (#2)
Lifetime: 3-6 months
Mass: 3 kg (#1); 1 kg (#1)
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
CANYVAL-C 1 (Pumbaa) 2021-022 22.03.2021 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with CAS500 1, ELSA-d Chaser, ELSA-d Target, GRUS 1B, ..., 1E, Najm 1, DMSat 1, UniSat 7, BCCSAT 1, FEES, DIY 1, SMOG 1, STECCO, SAMSON 1, 2, 3, Kepler 6, 7, NanoSatC-Br 2, KMSL, CANYVAL-C 2, BeeSat 5, ..., 8, Hiber 3, CubeSX-HSE, CubeSX-Sirius-HSE, Orbicraft-Zorkiy, WildTrackCube-SIMBA, GRBAlpha, 3B5GSAT, LacunaSat 2b, ChallengeOne, KSU-Cubesat
CANYVAL-C 2 (Timon) 2021-022 22.03.2021 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with CAS500 1, ELSA-d Chaser, ELSA-d Target, GRUS 1B, ..., 1E, Najm 1, DMSat 1, UniSat 7, BCCSAT 1, FEES, DIY 1, SMOG 1, STECCO, SAMSON 1, 2, 3, Kepler 6, 7, NanoSatC-Br 2, KMSL, CANYVAL-C 1, BeeSat 5, ..., 8, Hiber 3, CubeSX-HSE, CubeSX-Sirius-HSE, Orbicraft-Zorkiy, WildTrackCube-SIMBA, GRBAlpha, 3B5GSAT, LacunaSat 2b, ChallengeOne, KSU-Cubesat

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