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IDEASSat

IDEASSat [National Central University]

IDEASSat (Ionospheric Dynamics Explorer and Attitude Subsystem Satellite) is a cubesat project of the National Central University of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

It is to measure the ionosphere activity which will affect satellite and terrestrial communication. It is a follow-up and form a constellation with INSPIRESat-1 to measure ionospheric structure and plasma irregularities for radio communications monitoring.

The science payload for IDEASSat (Ionospheric Dynamics Explorer and Attitude Subsystem Satellite) is the Compact Ionosphere Probe (CIP), an all-in-one in-situ plasma sensor developed at National Central University (NCU), based on heritage from the Advanced Ionosphere Probe (AIP) aboard FORMOSAT-5. The CIP will be capable of monitoring the thermal, chemical, and electro-dynamic structure of the ionosphere, while also identifying plasma irregularities that can disrupt satellite and terrestrial radio communications through scintillation.

Nation: Taiwan (Republic of China)
Type / Application: Research, ionosphere
Operator: National Central University
Contractors: National Central University
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 4 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
IDEASSat 2021-006AX 24.01.2021 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink v1.0 R1-1, ..., R1-10, QPS-SAR 2, Capella 3, 4, ICEYE X8, X9, XR 1, GHGSat C2, Hawk 2A, 2B, 2C, Sherpa-FX 1, ION-SCV 002, Aurora Insight Charlie, Hiber 4, ASELSAT, PIXL 1, SOMP 2b, YUSAT 1, UVSQ-SAT, V-R3x 1, 2, 3, Flock-4s 1, ..., 48, Kepler 8, ..., 15, Astrocast 0101, ..., 0105, SpaceBEE 40, ..., 75, Lemur-2 130, ..., 137, PTD 1, Prometheus-2 10, ARCE 1A, 1B, 1C

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