|Organization||Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic|
|Launch||June 30, 2003 on Rockot|
|Launch site||Plesetsk Cosmodrome|
|Mission duration||18 months (calculated)|
|Semi-major axis||6948.57 km|
|Orbital Period||96.07 minutes|
|Right ascension of the ascending node||60°|
|Argument of perigee|
|Accelerometer||3-axis micro-accelerometer for measuring non-gravitational forces, accurate to about 10−11 ms−2|
MIMOSA (Micromeasurements of Satellite Acceleration) is a Czech scientific microsatellite. The satellite is nearly spherical with 28 sides and carries a microaccelerometer to monitor the atmospheric density profile by sensing the atmospheric drag on the approximated sphere. It has a fairly eccentric orbit, with an initial perigee of 320 km and apogee of 845 km.
MIMOSA is no longer in orbit. NORAD reported it burnt into the atmosphere on 11-Dec-2011.
MIMOSA was launched alongside other miniature satellites including MOST and several CubeSat-based satellites. Unfortunatelly the satellite never became fully functional due to the several technical problems on board.
- Informative English page
- A paper by the team (PDF)
- A free paper model of MIMOSA to download and build
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