Details of the three CubeSats flying with Cygnus Spacecraft


Along with the launch of Orbital ATK’s OA-9 Cygnus, three CubeSats were also launched whose primary purpose would visualize Earth from different angles for better studying of the various aspects of the Earth’s atmosphere. The principal investigators of the three CubeSats developed spoke at a “Whats on Board” pre-launch briefing which took place at the NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Centre Auditorium held on may 20 2018.

The first one among them is called as the TEMPEST-D. It stands for The Temporal Experiment or Storms and Tropical System-Demonstration. It is a CubeSat which was invented in the Colorado State University which s located in the Fort Collins, Colorado. The primary aim of this CubeSat would be to judge the