iSIM (integrated Standard Imager for Microsatellites) is an experimental earth observation instrument mounted on the ISS. It is technology demonstratiomission by the Spanish company Satlantis Microsats.
Satlantis' core product is the iSIM-170 imager, which will be launched to International Space Station (ISS) on 20 May 2020 from Tanegashima Space Center, in Japan, via the HTV-9 cargo craft.
Once on the ISS, iSIM will be installed on the IVA-Replaceable Small Exposed Experiment Platform (i-SEEP), which is the external experiment platform of the Japanese Experiment Module Kibo, and start its In-Orbit Demonstration (IOD). The mission will start in the summer of 2020.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation|
|Configuration:||Attached ISS payload|
|Orbit:||400 km × 400 km, 51.6° (typical)|
|iSIM||N/A||20.05.2020||Ta YLP-2||H-2B-304||with HTV 9|