Next-gen technology for total solar irradiance monitoring
The Compact Total Irradiance Monitor-Flight Demonstration will help researchers develop new technologies for measuring Total Solar Irradiance (TSI), a “Most Important” measurement in the latest Earth Science Decadal Survey. This eight-channel, 6U CubeSat will spend one year in orbit to see if small satellites can be as effective at measuring TSI as larger sensors like the Total Irradiance Monitor (TIM) instrument used aboard the SORCE and TSIS-1 missions.
Launch Date: July 2, 2022
Prime Mission: 1 year
Lead Institution: LASP
Partners: NASA Earth Science Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Virgin Orbit