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PRETTY (Passive REflecTomeTry and dosimetrY) is a 3U CubeSat carrying with two payloads:

  • Primary Payload: passive reflectometer in the L5 Band (1176.45 MHz) for GPS and Galileo.
  • Secondary Payload: radiation monitor for TID (Total Ionizing Dose) and SEE (Single Event Effect) measurements

The PRETTY consortium comprises: ESA IOD (In Orbit Demonstrator), Beyond Gravity (Wien, Austria) as Prime Contractor, the Technische Universität Graz (Austria) for Satellite Bus development and AIT (based on ESA OPSSAT satellite bus) and Seibersdorf Laboratories (Austria) for the Secondary Payload Dosimeter.

PRETTY is based on ESA's OPS-SAT platform.

Nation: Europe
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: PRETTY consortium
Contractors: PRETTY consortium
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Orbit: 511 km × 529 km, 97.46°
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
PRETTY 2023-155H 09.10.2023 Ko ELV Vega with THEOS 2, TRITON, PROBA V-CC, CSC 1, 2, MACSAT, ANSER L, F1, F2, ESTCube 2, N3SS, PRETTY


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