ROBUSTA-1B

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ROBUSTA-1B
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Mission typeTechnology
OperatorCentre Spatial Universitaire Montpellier-Nîmes
Mission duration2 years
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type1U CubeSat
Launch mass1 kilogram (2.2 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date23 June 2017[1]
RocketPSLV
ContractorISRO
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth

ROBUSTA-1B (Radiation on Bipolar Test for University Satellite Application) is a nano-satellite (Cubesat) scientific experiment developed by the University of Montpellier students, a successor to the ROBUSTA satellite, which was launched in February 2012 and lost soon after.[2]

ROBUSTA-1B carries an updated version of the ROBUSTA payload, an experiment to check the deterioration of electronic components based on bipolar transistors, when exposed to in-flight space radiation. The results of the experiment will be used to validate a new radiation test method proposed by the laboratory.[3]

ROBUSTA Comparison[edit]

Started as a simple reflight of ROBUSTA,[4] the project quickly became a complete upgrade of most of the satellite's systems, using the feedback provided by the previous project [5].

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.20minutes.fr/montpellier/2092323-20170622-montpellier-lancement-deuxieme-nanosatellite-etudiant-espace-suivre-vendredi-matin-direct
  2. ^ On the (now defunct) ROBUSTA website : https://web.archive.org/web/20130814173904/http://www.ies.univ-montp2.fr/robusta/satellite/
  3. ^ "The Use of a Dose-Rate Switching Technique to Characterize Bipolar Devices". Bibcode:2009ITNS...56.3347B. doi:10.1109/TNS.2009.2033686.
  4. ^ http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/robusta.htm
  5. ^ https://janus.cnes.fr/fr/JANUS/Fr/robusta-1b.htm