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The i-INSPIRE satellite: a university pico-satellite project
Author(s): Lisa M. R. Fogarty; Size Z. (A.) Xiao; Jiro Funamoto; Iver H. Cairns; Joss Bland-Hawthorn; Xiaofeng Wu; Christopher H. Betters; Sergio G. Leon-Saval; Anthony G. Monger
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Paper Abstract

The i-INSPIRE satellite is the result of a collaborative project at the University of Sydney, across the science and engineering faculties. The satellite is a compact tube-shaped pico-satellite with a mass of less than 0.75 kg. i-INSPIRE carries three science instruments - a photonic spectrograph, a radiation counter and an imaging camera, and will be launched to a 310km polar orbit in late 2012 or early 2013. Here we describe the satellite and its subsystems (including the science instruments and the communication system) as well as the ground station, pre-launch tests, and the proposed launch itself. i-INSPIRE will be Australia's first fully university operated pico-satellite.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8442, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 84421B (21 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925709
Show Author Affiliations
Lisa M. R. Fogarty, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Size Z. (A.) Xiao, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Jiro Funamoto, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Iver H. Cairns, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Joss Bland-Hawthorn, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Xiaofeng Wu, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Christopher H. Betters, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Sergio G. Leon-Saval, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Anthony G. Monger, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8442:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Mark C. Clampin; Giovanni G. Fazio; Howard A. MacEwen; Jacobus M. Oschmann Jr., Editor(s)

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