Polarcube
Mission information
Name
Polarcube
NORAD ID
99753
Website
https://spacegrant.colorado.edu/allstar-projects/polarcube
Status
Satellite future
Future

Satellite is not yet in orbit

Image
Polarcube
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
Most Recent Observers

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