Space Science Satellite

IRIS-C (interface Region Imaging Spectrometer-C) nanosatellite is a technology demonstration 3U CubeSat of the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) of Tainan, Taiwan.

Name of SatelliteIRIS-C (interface Region Imaging Spectrometer-C)
PurposeSpace Science
ContractorNational Center for Atmospheric Research (NCKU)
Country of ContractorTaiwan
Launch Mass (kg.)3
Class of OrbitLEO
Perigee (km)488
Date of Launch15.04.2023
Launch SiteVandenberg AFB
Launch VehicleFalcon 9
COSPAR Number2023-054AV
NORAD Number56221

IRIS-C CubeSat space science satellite mission is to validate Star Tracker’s real-world performance in space. The CubeSat design was derived from IRIS-B in order to accelerate satellite development.


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