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GTOSat

Dellingr (GTOSat similar) [NASA]

GTOSat (Geostationary Transfer Orbit Satellite) is a 6U CubeSat mission developed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to serve as a pathfinder for new radiation-tolerant technologies that could enable the deployment a constellation of small satellites beyond low-Earth orbit to gather simultaneous, multi-point measurements of Earth's ever-changing magnetosphere.

GTOSat will be the first CubeSat to operate in geostationary transfer orbit and the first to use the latest, more robust version of the NASA-developed Dellingr spacecraft bus called the Dellingr-X.

Launch is planned for early 2021, the USD 4.5-million GTOSat will gather measurements from a highly elliptical Earth orbit that is a standard transfer orbit for communications satellites operating in geostationary orbit about 38000 km from Earth. From that location, GTOSat will use its two onboard instruments to measure high-energy particles that likely originate from solar wind and cosmic rays.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology, heliophysics, magnetospheric research
Operator: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Contractors: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (6U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: GTO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
GTOSat - 2021 with ?