BackForward Satellite: ISS RainCube 

Satellite details
Acronym ISS RainCube
Full name Radar in a CubeSat
Satellite Description

Mission sent to space by a re-supply flight to the International Space Station and thereafter released in free orbit from the ISS

Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from JPL NASA
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 407 km
Inclination 51.6 °


Space agency NASACSAESAJAXARoscosmos
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 21 May 2018 EOL 22 Dec 2020
Last update: 2022-01-03
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on ISS RainCube

Acronym Full name
RainCube Radar In a CubeSat
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Telecommunication frequency or microwave sensing channel information Show expert details
Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
RainCube active 35750 - 35750 MHz N/R  kHz - A   Ka-band precipitation radar