Space Stations

Light-1 CubeSat Deployed From The Space Station

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
March 9, 2022
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Light-1 CubeSat Deployed From The Space Station
Light-1 CubeSat Deployed

A view of the deployed Light-1 CubeSat. The Light-1 CubeSat focuses on the detection of Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes (TGFs) coming from the Earth’s atmosphere.
This feat is achieved by utilizing two detectors that are integrated onboard a compact 3-Unit (3U) satellite bus, proving to be extremely efficient in terms of cost, manufacturing and assembly time. Light-1 is deployed as a part of the JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer-20 (J-SSOD-20) micro-satellite deployment mission, and launches to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX-24 Dragon Cargo Vehicle.

iss066e135088 (2/3/2022) – larger image

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