UNSW-EC0 is an Australian 2U-CubeSat designed by Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research at the University of New South Wales participating in the QB50 project.
The QB50 project, which demonstrates the possibility of launching a network of 50 CubeSats built by Universities Teams all over the world to perform first-class science in the largely unexplored lower thermosphere.
It carries the INMS (Ion/Neutral Mass Spectrometer), which measures the mass of ions and neutral atoms, as the primary payload for the QB50 project.
The satellite also carries four non-QB50 Payloads:
The satellite was launched with the bulk of the QB50 constellation to the ISS in 2017, from where the satellite was deployed on 25 May 2017.
|Type / Application:||Technology, thermospheric research|
|Operator:||University of New South Wales|
|Contractors:||University of New South Wales|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Lifetime:||~ 6 months|
|Orbit:||397 km × 408 km, 51.64°|
|UNSW-EC0 (QB50 AU02)||1998-067MA||18.04.2017||CC SLC-41||Atlas-5(401)||with Cygnus CRS-7, ALTAIR 1, SUSat, i-INSPIRE 2, ZA-AeroSat, nSIGHT 1, Ex-Alta 1, LilacSat 1, NJUST 1, Aoxiang 1, SOMP 2, QBITO, Aalto 2, X-CubeSat, SpaceCube, DUTHSat, UPSat, Hoopoe, LINK, SNUSAT 1, SNUSAT 1b, qbee50-LTU-OC, BeEagleSat, HAVELSAT, Phoenix, PolyITAN-2-SAU, QBUS 1, QBUS 2, QBUS 4, IceCube, CSUNSat 1, CXBN 2, KySat 3, SHARC, Lemur-2 30, ..., 33|