Full Name Radio Aurora eXplorer-2 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies University of Michigan Launch Date 28 Oct 2011
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 20 Apr 2013
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Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 101 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.7 deg
Orbit Altitude 824 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:30 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications RAX-2 (Radio Aurora eXplorer-2) was a RAX follow-on collaborative 3U CubeSat mission of the University of Michigan and SRI International, with teh objective to study plasma field-aligned irregularities in the ionisphere. The satellite was launched in October 2011 and completed its mission in April 2013.
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