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REALOP 1, 2

The REALOP (Remote Experimentation and Analysis of Low Orbit Phenomena) is a two-satellite 1U CubeSat demonstration mission by the University of California, Davis, for education and to inspire the next generation of engineers, mathematicians, physicists, scientists, programmers, and innovators.

It will provide continuous data from a variety of environmental and remote sensors while downlinking this data to a ground-based server that can students can access through online API and independently investigate various phenomena that are unique to Low-Earth Orbit.

The REALOP satellites are 1U CubeSats carryng a radFET-based dosimeter payload.

The REALOP projects consists of two identical satellites. Bot are to be launched together for redundancy.

It was selected in 2018 by NASA to be launched as part of the ELaNa program, to replace te earlier selected QuARCS mission, which was cancelled due to FCC licencing issues.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology, Education
Operator: University of California, Davis
Contractors: University of California, Davis
Equipment: radFET-based dosimeter
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1.3 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
REALOP 1 - (via NASA ELaNa program) with REALOP 2, ?
REALOP 2 - (via NASA ELaNa program) with REALOP 1?