Technology Development Satellite

W-Cube is an ESA ARTES mission developed by Reaktor Space Lab. Its purpose is to study the propagation of extremely high frequency W-band radiowaves through the ionosphere and upper atmosphere.

Name of SatelliteW-Cube
PurposeTechnology Development
ContractorJoanneum Research
Country of ContractorAustria
Launch Mass (kg.)5
Class of OrbitLEO
Perigee (km)519
Date of Launch30.06.2021
Launch SiteCape Canaveral
Launch VehicleFalcon 9
COSPAR Number2021-059CQ
NORAD Number48965

W-Cube Technology Development Satellite the satellite carries two radio beacons and conducts measurements over the mission prime, Joanneum Research’s ground station in Graz.


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