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Eye-Sat

Eye-Sat [CNES]

Eye-Sat (also spelled EyeSat) is a 3U CubeSat astronomy mission studying zodiacal light and the milky way developed by students from engineering schools working at the French space agency (CNES) in Toulouse, together with students from an University Technological Institute (IUT) in Cachan, France.

The Eye-Sat astronomy mission has two major goals:

  • A scientific goal which consists in observing the zodiacal light in the visible domain, in polarized and non-polarized light and make a deep and comprehensive 360 image of the Milky Way in colour.
  • The second goal is to embark new technologies to test them. These technologies come from CNES R&T sufficiently mature to be embedded on Eye-Sat.
Nation: France
Type / Application: Astronomy, optical
Operator: CNES
Contractors: CNES
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion:
Power: 4 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 2 years
Mass: 5 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Eye-Sat - 2019 Ko ELS Soyuz-ST-A Fregat-M with CSG 1, CHEOPS, ANGELS, ELO, OPS-SAT, (CubeSats)