QuakeSat

QuakeSat

Quakesat
Organization Quakefinder LLC
Contractor Stanford University
Mission Type earth observation
Satellite of Earth
Launch June 30, 2003 on Rockot
Launch site Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Mission duration 24 months
Mass 5 kg
Webpage quakefinder.com/fppt/quakesat.htm
quakefinder.com/quakesat-ssite/
Orbital elements
Semimajor Axis 7203.59 km
Eccentricity .00084
Inclination 98.72 degrees
Orbital Period 101.41 minutes
Right ascension of the ascending node 359.8 degrees
Argument of perigee 233.0 degrees
Instruments
Magnetometer Single axis search coil, small E-field dipole

Quakesat is an earth observation nanosatellite based on 3 CubeSats. It was designed to be a proof-of-concept for collecting ELF earthquake precursor signals from space. The primary instrument is a magnetometer housed in a 2 foot (0.6 m) telescoping boom.

A QuakeSat-2 mission is planned for 2008.

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