BackForward Satellite: CICERO 

Satellite details
Acronym CICERO
Full name Community Initiative for Continuing Earth Radio Occultation
Satellite Description
  • Constellation of nano-satellites (6U CubeSat), designed for maintaining up to 24 flight units.
  • Orbit heights ranging from 500 to 700 km, and various orbit inclinations, depending on the launch of opportunity.
  • Main missions: radio occultation sounding.
  • Substantial contribution to Space weather
Mass at launch 10 kg Dry mass
Power 21 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • The data are made available by GeoOptics, Pasadena, CA, USA, on a commercial basis.
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 600 km
Inclination TBD

 

Space agency GeoOptics
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
  • 12 flight units launched as of March 2020.
Launch 23 Jun 2017 EOL ≥2040
Last update: 2020-03-26
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on CICERO

Acronym Full name
CION CICERO Instrument for GPS-RO
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