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CeREs [NASA Goddard]

CeREs (Compact Radiation Belt Explorer) is a 3U CubeSat mission developed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

The satellite is to measure radiation belt energization and loss electron spectra, and microbursts. The sondary objective is to measure solar electron spectra from < 5 keV. The instrument is MERiT (Miniaturized Electron and Proton Telescope).

The satellite wil be launched as a piggy-back paylaod into an high inclination LEO for one year of data taking.

It was selected in 2014 by NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) to be launched as part of the ELaNa program. It was launched on the ELaNa-19 mission.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Magnetospheric Research
Operator: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, SwRI
Contractors: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Blue Canyon Technologies (bus)
Equipment: MERiT
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 1 year
Mass: 4 kg ?
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
CeREs 2018-104E ? 16.12.2018 OnS LC-1A Electron KS with ALBus, CHOMPTT, Da Vinci, ISX, NMTSat, RSat-P, Shields 1, STF 1, CubeSail A, CubeSail B, TOMSat EagleScout, TOMSat R3, SHFT 1


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