IGOSat [Université de Paris 7 - Diderot]
IGOsat (Ionospheric & Gamma-ray Observations Satellite) is a French 3U CubeSat, designed by Université de Paris 7 - Diderot to measure the ionosphere and reconstruct ionospheric electron density profile using radio occultation technique.
The nanosatellite should measure the flux and spectrum of electrons of 1-20 MeV gamma anomaly in the South Atlantic and polar cusps. It could also save the gamma flux from the Sun, visible on a low orbit. These data will be useful to better understand the Earth's ionosphere, its relationship with solar activity and space weather. The nanosatelite contains two payloads: a dual frequency GPS receiver and a gamma ray scintillator.
|Type / Application:||Science, ionosphere|
|Operator:||Université de Paris 7 - Diderot|
|Contractors:||Université de Paris 7 - Diderot|
|Power:||4 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries|