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The fifth satellite in the INSPIRE series, the UltraViolet & infrared Sensors at high Quantum efficiency onboard a small SATellite (UVSQ-SAT) is a 1U Cubesat mission developed and led by LATMOS, France, to demonstrate technologies for broadband measurements of Earth Radiation Budget (ERB) and for Solar Spectral Irradiance (SSI) in the Herzberg continuum (200 – 242 nm). UVSQ-SAT is a research and innovation mission initiated by Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) with the support of the International Satellite Program  in Research and Education (INSPIRE). The UVSQ-SAT scientific payload consists of twelve miniaturized Earth’s radiative sensors based on thermopiles for monitoring the incoming solar radiation and the outgoing terrestrial radiation, four photodiodes that benefit from intrinsic advantages of Ga2 O3 alloy based sensors grown by pulsed laser deposition for the UV solar spectral irradiance measurements, and a new 3-axis accelerometer/gyroscope/compass for providing satellite attitude estimation.

UVSQ-Sat/INSPIRESat-5 Cubesat properties

Ground station at Paris-Saclay developed as part of the INSPIRE ground station network.