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|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|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, AII-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|