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DIDO 3

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
Lifetime:
Mass: 4 kg
Orbit: 496 km × 508 km, 97.51° (#2)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
DIDO 3 - 2020 Ko ELV Vega with Athena, ION CubeSat Carrier, ESAIL, NEMO-HD, GHGSat C1, Flock-v 1., ..., 6, Lemur-2 y1, ..., yy, SpaceBEE 10, ..., 21, FSSCat A, B, RTAF-Sat, IGOSat, PICASSO, PINO, PIXL, SIMBA, TRISAT, Casaa-Sat, TTÜ100, (multiple small sats)
Further DIDO missions: