CubeSats Provide Small Payloads a Gateway to Space

The ELaNa X payload comprises three Poly Picosatellite Orbital Deployers, or P-PODs, containing a total of four CubeSats. These four small satellites represent three separate missions:

  • ExoCube, a space weather satellite consisting of three CubeSat units
  • The GEO-CAPE ROIC In-Flight Performance Experiment, or GRIFEX, a technology validation mission also consisting of three CubeSat units
  • FIREBIRD-II (A and B), a two-Cubesat space weather project that will study electron microbursts in the Van Allen radiation belts

Check out the ELaNa X fact sheet for specifics on each of these missions. To learn more about the ELaNa project, visit the website.

2 thoughts on “CubeSats Provide Small Payloads a Gateway to Space”

  1. I understand video clips are hard to compare with dmb. South Korea has a dmb satellite in orbit covering South Korea and Asia. Maybe, NASA can hook into that dmb satellite and conduct dmb broadcast in South Korea’s cable TV market. MAJORITY of South Koreans watch CNN and sports broadcasts on cable here. DMB as in digital multimedia broadcasting.

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