Full Name Light-1 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies UAE SA, Khalifa University, NYUAD Launch Date 21 Dec 2021
Mission Links EOL Date 16 Jan 2023
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International Designator
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 90 minutes
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 51.6 deg
Orbit Altitude 400 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Light-1 is a 3U CubeSat satellite mission to study Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes (TGFs), upward directed bursts of X-rays and gamma-rays associated with thunderstorm activity. The mission will be based on an original detector design being developed at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD).
Mission Measurements
AtmosphereRadiation budget TGF Detectors
Mission Instruments
TGF Detectors - TGF Detectors
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