MAGNETO is a nanosatellite project of the University of Southern California/Space Engineering Research Center (USC/SERC). The purpose of the Cubesat flight is to allow students to build, integration and launch a 1U CubeSat within a single semester. The satellite will take magnetometer measurements during its orbit and send down to the USC ground station located in LA CA.
USC Space Engineering Research Center has a student class project to build and launched a 1U Cubesat into LEO. Firefly has offered a free launch spot on a Firefly α launch, and the cubesat will enter a LEO orbit. It is expected to only last 1-3 months in the orbit. The Cubesat is using a UHF Beacon only to send information down, with no active control and no uplink capability. STA requested to allow to transmit the data down in UHF amateur band.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||University of Southern California/Space Engineering Research Center (USC/SERC)|
|Contractors:||University of Southern California/Space Engineering Research Center (USC/SERC)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|MAGNETO||-||202x||Va SLC-2W||Firefly α||with ?|