Re-Entry: Lemur-2 CUBECHEESE

Photo: Spire Global

The Lemur-2 CUBECHEESE Satellite, part of Spire Global’s CubeSat Constellation, re-entered the atmosphere on March 6, 2017 after eight months in orbit collecting global ship-tracking data and measuring atmospheric parameters.

Spire’s 3U CubeSats carry a pair of payloads – STRATOS, a GPS receiver for occultation measurements that yield atmospheric data relevant for operational meteorology, and SENSE, a receiver for the Automatic Identification System to collect tracking data for ship traffic across the globe.

NORAD ID: 41597
Type: 3U CubeSat
Object: Lemur-2 CUBECHEESE
Mass: 4.6kg
Origin: USA
Inclination: 51.6°

Launch: March 23, 2016
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 401
Launch Site: SLC-41 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Launched aboard Cygnus OA-6 Cargo Spacecraft
Released from ISS: June 21, 2016

Re-Entry Prediction:March 6, 2017 – 11:09 UTC +/- 14 Minutes
Re-Entry Zone: Unknown

>>Lemur-2 Satellite Overview

Re-Entry Orbit
Image: Spaceflight101/Orbitron