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SERB, a nano-satellite dedicated to the Earth-Sun relationship
Author(s): Mustapha Meftah; Étienne Bamas; Pierre Cambournac; Philippe Cherabier; Romain Demarets; Gaspard Denis; Axel Dion; Raphaël Duroselle; Florence Duveiller; Laetitia Eichner; Dimitri Lozeve; Guillaume Mestdagh; Antoine Ogier; Romane Oliverio; Thibault Receveur; Camille Souchet; Pierre Gilbert; Germain Poiet; Alain Hauchecorne; Philippe Keckhut; Alain Sarkissian
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Paper Abstract

The Solar irradiance and Earth Radiation Budget (SERB) mission is an innovative proof-of-concept nano-satellite, with three ambitious scientific objectives. The nano-satellite aims at measuring on the same platform the absolute value of the total solar irradiance (TSI) and its variability, the ultraviolet (UV) solar spectral variability, and the different components of the Earth radiation budget. SERB is a joint project between CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales), Ecole polytechnique, and LATMOS (Laboratoire Atmospheres, Milieux, Observations Spatiales) scheduled for a launch in 2020–2021. It is a three-unit CubeSat (X-CubeSat II), developed by students from ´Ecole polytechnique. Critical components of instrumental payloads of future large missions (coatings, UV filters, etc.) can acquire the technical maturity by flying in a CubeSat. Nano-satellites also represent an excellent alternative for instrumentation testing, allowing for longer flights than rockets. More-over, specific scientific experiments can be performed by nano-satellites. This paper is intended to present the SERB mission and its scientific objectives.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2016
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9838, Sensors and Systems for Space Applications IX, 98380T (13 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2222660
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Mustapha Meftah, Univ. Paris Saclay, Univ. Paris VI, CNRS (France)
LATMOS (France)
Étienne Bamas, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Pierre Cambournac, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Philippe Cherabier, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Romain Demarets, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Gaspard Denis, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Axel Dion, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Raphaël Duroselle, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Florence Duveiller, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Laetitia Eichner, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Dimitri Lozeve, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Guillaume Mestdagh, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Antoine Ogier, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Romane Oliverio, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Thibault Receveur, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Camille Souchet, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Pierre Gilbert, Univ. Paris Saclay, Univ. Paris VI, CNRS (France)
LATMOS (France)
Germain Poiet, Univ. Paris Saclay, Univ. Paris VI, CNRS (France)
LATMOS (France)
Alain Hauchecorne, Univ. Paris Saclay, Univ. Paris VI, CNRS (France)
LATMOS (France)
Philippe Keckhut, Univ. Paris Saclay, Univ. Paris VI, CNRS (France)
LATMOS (France)
Alain Sarkissian, Univ. Paris Saclay, Univ. Paris VI, CNRS (France)
LATMOS (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9838:
Sensors and Systems for Space Applications IX
Khanh D. Pham; Genshe Chen, Editor(s)

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