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DIDO 3 [SpacePharma]

The DIDO satellites are 3U CubeSat satellites for micro-gravity rersearch designed by the Israeli / Swiss company SpacePharma.

The satellites contain the mGnify miniaturized end-to-end lab, that can be remote controlled from anywhere. The mGnify unit can perform experiments on bacterial growth, antibiotics resistance, self-assembly, enzymatic reactions, polymerization, nanoparticle synthesis, particle aggregation dynamics, emulsion stability and crystallization.

Upgrades have been made to the DIDO-3 platform to be able to support dedicating more power to the payload, allowing it to maintain higher temperatures than the previous mission, DIDO-2.

A third mission, DIDO 3, was ordered in 2018. It is to fly in 2019 on a multi satellite launch on a Vega rocket.

Nation: Israel, Switzerland
Type / Application: Micro-gravity research
Operator: SpacePharma
Contractors: ISIS, SpacePharma
Equipment: mGnify lab
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 4 kg
Orbit: 534 km × 536 km, 97.52° (#3)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
DIDO 3 2020-061N 03.09.2020 Ko ELV Vega with Athena, ION-SCV 1, ESAIL, UPMSat 2, NEMO-HD, ŃuSat 6, GHGSat C1, Flock-4v 1, ..., 26, Lemur-2 112, ..., 119, SpaceBEE 10, ..., 21, FSSCat A, B, NAPA 1, TARS, EG 2, OSM 1 CICERO, PICASSO, SIMBA, TRISAT, AMICal-Sat, TTÜ100
Further DIDO missions:

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