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Satellite details
Acronym CASSIOPE
Full name Cascade SmallSat and Ionospheric Polar Explorer
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the CASSIOPE programme.
  • Main mission: Space weather in the Magnetosphere.
  • Elliptical orbit, perigee 300 km, apogee 1500 km.
Mass at launch 490 kg Dry mass 490 kg
Power 600 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from the Science Operations Center (SOC), University of Calgary.
Orbit Cross-magnetosphere orbit Altitude 670 km
Inclination 80 °

 

Space agency CSA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 29 Sep 2013 EOL ≥2019
Last update: 2018-12-28
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on CASSIOPE

Acronym Full name
IRM Imaging and Rapid-scanning Ion Mass Spectrometer
SEI Suprathermal Electron Imager
FAI Fast Auroral Imager
NMS Neutral Mass and Velocity Spectrometer
MGF Magnetic Field Instrument
RRI Radio Receiver Instrument
GAP GPS Attitude and Positioning Experiment
CER Coherent Electromagnetic Radiation
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