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MAGNETO

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.

Nation: USA
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)
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 1-3 months
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
MAGNETO - 202x Va SLC-2W Firefly α with ?

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