The Lemur-2 NATE Satellite, part of Spire Global’s CubeSat Constellation, re-entered the atmosphere on February 27, 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: 41598
Type: 3U CubeSat
Object: Lemur-2 NATE
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: February 27, 2017 – 13:42 UTC +/- 24 Minutes
Re-Entry Zone: Unknown