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ESSENCE

ESSENCE [York University]

ESSENCE (Educational Space Science and Engineering CubeSat Experiment) is a Canadian 3U CubeSat developed by the York University to test a Canadian-developed wide-angle camera to observe snow and ice coverage in Northern Canada.

The satellite was launched onboard the Dragon CRS-28 cargo spacecraft to the ISS, from where it was deployed in July 2023.

Nation: Canada
Type / Application: Technology, Earth observation
Operator:
Contractors:
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: x kg
Orbit: 400 km, 51.64
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ESSENCE 1998-067 05.06.2023 CCK LC-39A Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Dragon CRS-28, iROSA 1A, iROSA 1B, Moonlighter, ESSENCE, Iris, RADSAT-SK, SC-ODIN, Ukpik 1, Maya 5, 6

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