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.
|Type / Application:||Education, technology|
|Operator:||Hawaii Science and Technology Museum|
|Contractors:||Hawaii Science and Technology Museum|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|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|