Full Name Micro-sized Microwave Atmospheric Satellite-1 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies MIT Launch Date 13 Jul 2014
Mission Links EOL Date 01 Aug 2015
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Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 51.6 deg
Orbit Altitude 350 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications MicroMAS is a nanosatellite (3U CubeSat) technology demonstration mission, a joint project of MIT/LL (Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Lincoln Laboratory), MIT/SSL (Space Systems Laboratory) and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. -The nanosatellite is hosting a passive microwave spectrometer with nine channels operating near the 118.75 GHz oxygen absorption line. Recent work has involved the development and testing of ultra-compact radiometer component technologies that would enable the realization of a high-performance, multi-band sounder that would conform to the 1U CubeSat form factor requirements.
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