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Hiapo

Hiapo is an educational 1U CubeSat developed by the Hawaii Science and Technology Museum.

The Hiapo project is a unique platform being used to provide engaging meaningful hands-on STEM curriculum for Hawaii students K-12. Part of this curriculum involves obtaining data about solar flares solar particle events and the disturbances of the Earths magnetic field. They can also collect data on solar events with relation to the propagation of radio waves reflected or refracted back towards the Earth from the ionosphere. During the lifespan of this mission that data will be available for amateur operators to download directly from the satellite.

The satellite is one of the passengers on the maiden launch of the Firefly-α rocket.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Education, technology
Operator: Hawaii Science and Technology Museum
Contractors: Hawaii Science and Technology Museum
Equipment: Magnetometer
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Hiapo - 2021 Va SLC-2W Firefly-α with NPS-CENETIX-Orbital 1, Serenity, Cresst Dream Comet, BSS 1, FossaSat 1b, FossaSat 2, GENESIS-L, GENESIS-N, Qubik 1, Qubik 2, Spinnaker 3/Firefly Capsule 1

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