Polarcube
Mission information
Name
Polarcube
NORAD ID
47310
Website
https://spacegrant.colorado.edu/allstar-projects/polarcube
Status
Satellite alive
Operational

Satellite is in orbit and operational

Image
Polarcube
Mission timeline
Launch Date
2021-01-17T19:19:25+00:00
Deploy Date
2021-01-17T19:19:27+00:00
Description

PolarCube is a scientific investigation mission to determine sea ice concentration and extent while collecting profile data on atmospheric temperature. It will collect brightness temperature spectra at high spatial resolution at a very low cost for remote sensing science and technology evaluation. It will correlate freeze-thaw ice data from SMAP, an Earth-observation satellite launched in 2015, with atmospheric temperature data. The passive microwave sensor will provide a template for future development of small satellite-borne passive microwave atmospheric sensors for collecting data on temperature, moisture, precipitation, cloud water and ice, and cryospheric surface features such as snow cover and sea ice concentration.

Beacon doc: https://gitlab.com/polarcube/polarcube-beacon-documentation

Mode U - FSK4k8 - Cesium-3
Type
Transmitter
Service
Earth Exploration
Downlink Mode
FSK
Downlink Frequency
401365000
Baud
4800
Most Recent Observers
Observer Latest Data
YC2SAT_test-OI52ex 2021-01-22 15:41:11 UTC
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Orbital Elements
Latest Two-Line Element (TLE)
TLE Source
Celestrak (active)
TLE Set
1 47310U 21002B   21132.18602833  .00002025  00000-0  10093-3 0  9995
2 47310 60.6842 67.2284 0033547 28.1553 332.1338 15.21227832 17350