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CuPID [Boston University]

The CuPID (Cusp Plasma Imaging Detector) is a 6U CubeSat science mission designed to answer fundamental questions in plasma physics and space weather.

The cubesat will fly in a highly inclined, low-Earth orbit where it will measure soft X-rays.

The payload of CuPID is a Soft X-ray imager.

It was selected in 2017 by NASA to be launched as part of the ELaNa program.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Boston University
Contractors: Boston University
Equipment: Soft X-ray imager
Configuration: CubeSat (6U)
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 6 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
CuPID - (via NASA ELaNa program) with ?