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ANSER (3x cubesat - IoT application so L band??) by Spanish Institute of Aerospace Technology Vega launcher’s fuel-free CubeSats to keep formation with wings – SatNews
ANSER — Advanced Nanosatellite Systems for Earth-observation Research — is a cluster of three CubeSats that will work together in close vicinity as if they are a single satellite. Due to be launched on Europe’s next Vega flight, VV23, the ANSER mission is being undertaken by INTA, the Spanish Institute of Aerospace Technology.
Info below from arianespace.com:
ANSER LEADER, ANSER FOLLOWER 1 & 2 on behalf of INTA
ANSER LEADER / ANSER FOLLOWER 1 / ANSER FOLLOWER 2 (Advanced
Nanosatellite Systems for Earth observation Research) is a cluster of 3 Cubesats working together on
a common Earth Observation mission with both scientific and technological objectives:
Study and monitor the quality of inland (reservoirs) water over Iberian Peninsula.
Develop key technologies to efficiently address Complex Space Missions based on clusters.
ANSER “Leader” is commanding the cluster and carrying a miniature panchromatic camera. ANSER
“Follower1” and “Follower2” are carrying a Fragmented Cinclus hyperspectral camera (400nm-
The ANSER mission led by INTA (Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aerospacial) is supported by the
European Union IOD/IOV program.
• ANSER LEADER, ANSER FOLLOWER 1 & 2 will be the 3rd to 5th satellites to be launched by
Arianespace for INTA
PRETTY on behalf of SAB-LS
PRETTY (Passive REflecTomeTry and dosimetrY) is a 3U Cubesat with two payloads:
Primary Payload: passive reflectometer in the L5 Band (1176.45 MHz) for GPS and Galileo.
Secondary Payload: radiation monitor for TID
(Total Ionizing Dose) and SEE (Single Event Effect) measurements.
PRETTY uses the ESA OPS-SAT platform, which was first launched on Dec 18th 2019 on the Soyuz VS23 mission.
The PRETTY consortium comprises: ESA IOD (In Orbit Demonstrator), Beyond Gravity (Wien, Austria) as Prime Contractor, the Technische Universität Graz (Austria) for Satellite Bus development and AIT (based on ESA OPS-SAT satellite bus) and Seibersdorf Laboratories (Austria) for the Secondary Payload Dosimeter.
• PRETTY will be the 1st satellite to be launched by Arianespace for Graz University of Technology (as customer and manufacturer)
MACSAT on behalf of SAB-LS
MACSAT is an In-orbit demonstration (IoD) mission to demonstrate IoT communication over 5G (6U). The space segment is based on the M6P platform from NanoAvionics, who are also responsible for LEOP.
Mission Ground Segment for routine operations will be located in Luxembourg.
The MACSAT mission team comprises OQTech as mission prime & NanoAvionics as platform provider and integrator.
• MACSAT will be the 1st satellite to be launched by Arianespace for OQ Technology
• It will be the 2nd satellite manufactured by NanoAvionics launched by Arianespace
CSC-1 is a 6UXL multi-payload IOD Cubesat, enabling operations of four payloads:
Miniature star tracker for attitude determination provided by Solar MEMS Technologies
(ES). High-accuracy CubeSat Attitude Determination and Control System provided by KU LeuvenUniversity (BE).
Arc second accurate CubeSat star tracker provided by KU Leuven University (BE).
Radiation effects during In Orbit Flight eXperiment provided by KU Leuven University (BE).
CSC-2 is also a similar 6UXL multi-payload IOD Cubesat, enabling operations of three payloads:
Spacepix Radiation Monitor provided by esc Aerospace s.r.o (CZ).
In-orbit low frequency noise characterization towards the magnetic measurement system
for LISA Arc second accurate CubeSat star tracker provided by Universidad de Cádiz (ES).
Plasma Jet Pack provided by COMAT (FR).
The two cubesats comprise a single cold-gas propulsion system (I2T5) from ThrustMe, based on a solid propellant (390 g of Iodine), stored in a non-pressurized tank.
• CSC-1 and CSC-2 will be the 1st and 2nd satellites to be launched by Arianespace for ISISPACE/ISL, in the frame of the European Union IOD/IOV program.
• CSC-1 and CSC-2 will be the 2nd and 3rd satellites manufactured by ISISPACE to be launched by Arianespace
PVCC/Tyvak on behalf of Aerospacelab & ESA
The PVCC (Proba-V Companion Cubesat) 12U Cubesat is an Earth Observation in orbit demonstration mission. The purpose is to test the
performance of the payload on a CubeSat platform in order to provide data to support the calibration of CubeSat Earth observation missions.
The payload is the spare model of the Spectral Imagers developed for the VEGETATION instrument on PROBA-V satellite launched on VV02 in 2013. It is composed of one TMA (Three-Mirror-Anastigmat) telescope with two focal planes in SWIR (Short-Wave InfraRed) band and in VNIR (Visible and Near-InfraRed) bands.
PVCC is an ESA mission lead by ESA/TEC for the design, launch and commissioning phases and by ESA/ESRIN and ESA/REDU for the operational and end-of-life phases.
The consortium is composed by Aerospacelab (ASL) as Prime contractor, VITO as subcontractor responsible for user segment (PDGS, Payload Data Ground Segment in ESA/ESRIN) and the Swedish Space Corporation, for ground station network in X and S bands.
• PVCC will be the 1st satellite to be launched by Arianespace for Aerospacelab and the 87th satellite to be launched by Arianespace for ESA
N3SS on behalf of CNES
The N3SS (Nanosat 3U pour la Surveillance du Spectre) project is a demonstration system for detecting and localize radio-frequency jammers on civil spectrum. The flight segment is based on a 3U Cubesat with strong heritage from the EyeSat platform launched on Dec 18th 2019 on the VS23 Soyuz mission. It is equipped with a miniaturized prototype payload instrument. CNES is responsible for the system and satellite development and also in charge of the in-flight operations of the satellite. U-Space is the prime contractor for the platform development and the satellite AIT/AIV. N3SS will be the 31st satellite to be launched by Arianespace for
ESTCUBE-2 on behalf of the University of Tartu
The ESTCUBE-2 is a technology demonstration mission for multiple scientific payloads:
• Plasma brake / E-sail module developed by Finnish
Meteorological Institute. The module will test out active fuelless satellite end-of-mission deorbiting using interaction with ionospheric plasma.
• Dual Earth Observation cameras with Sentinel-2 wavelength filters allowing to test out auxiliary NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) data gathering capabilities with CubeSat-sized mass-producible payloads.
• Radio amateur band support with digipeater and spectral analysis services
Satellite platform also hosts cold gas propulsion, star tracker and multiple sets of reaction wheels to demonstrate the capabilities of the platform in deep space, away from Earth’s magnetosphere. Satellite also hosts a number of smaller science experiments.
The ESTCUBE-2 mission is supported by the European Union IOD/IOV program.
• ESTCUBE-2 will be the 2nd satellite to be launched by Arianespace for the University of Tartu (as customer and manufacturer).