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UVSQ-SAT (UltraViolet & infrared Sensors at high Quantum efficiency onboard a small Satellite) is a mission to demonstrate technologies for broadband measurements of Earth Radiation Budget (ERB) and for Solar Spectral Irradiance (SSI) in the Herzberg continuum (200 – 242 nm) by the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) with the support of the International Satellite Program in Research and Education (INSPIRE).

UVSQ-SAT is a nanosatellite development project underway based on CubeSat standard. UVSQ-SAT is an 1U CubeSat designed. LATMOS is prime contractor of the 1U CubeSat with the support of a manufacturer (ISIS) to build a dedicated satellite platform.

The first scientific goal is to measure the incoming solar radiations (total solar irradiance) and the outgoing terrestrial radiations (top of atmosphere outgoing longwave radiations and shortwave radiations) using twelve miniaturized thermopiles sensors. The second scientific goal is to monitor the solar spectral irradiance at 215 nm (Herzberg solar continuum) using four photodiodes based on intrinsic advantages of pulsed laser deposition of ZnO nanostructures with MgZnO alloy. The third objective is to space-qualified a medical device for astronauts

Nation: France
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ)
Contractors: LATMOS (prime); ISIS (bus)
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 1 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
UVSQ-SAT 2021-006AB 24.01.2021 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink v1.0 R1-1, ..., R1-10, QPS-SAR 2, Capella 3, 4, ICEYE X8, X9, XR 1, GHGSat C2, Hawk 2A, 2B, 2C, Sherpa-FX 1, ION-SCV 002, AII-Charlie, Hiber 4, ASELSAT, PIXL 1, SOMP 2b, IDEASSat, YUSAT 1, V-R3x 1, 2, 3, Flock-4s 1, ..., 48, Kepler 8, ..., 15, Astrocast 0101, ..., 0105, SpaceBEE 40, ..., 75, Lemur-2 130, ..., 137, PTD 1, Prometheus-2 10, ARCE 1A, 1B, 1C