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Mission typeTechnology
OperatorCentre Spatial Universitaire Montpellier-Nîmes
SATCAT no.42792Edit this on Wikidata
Mission duration2 years
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type1U CubeSat
Launch mass1 kilogram (2.2 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date23 June 2017[1]
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]

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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].


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  2. ^ On the (now defunct) ROBUSTA website :
  3. ^ "The Use of a Dose-Rate Switching Technique to Characterize Bipolar Devices". Bibcode:2009ITNS...56.3347B. doi:10.1109/TNS.2009.2033686. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
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