Re-Entry: Lemur-2 TRUTNA

Image: Spire Global

The Lemur-2 TRUTNA Satellite, part of Spire Global’s CubeSat Constellation, re-entered the atmosphere on April 15, 2018 after over one year 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: 42067
Type: 3U CubeSat
Object: Lemur-2 Trutna
Mass: 4.6kg
Origin: USA
Inclination: 51.6°

Launch: December 9, 2016
Launch Vehicle: H-IIB
Launch Site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

Launched aboard HTV-6 Cargo Spacecraft
Released from ISS: March 6, 2017 – 10:25 -UTC

Re-Entry Prediction: April 15, 2018 – 03:31 UTC +/- 60 Minutes
Re-Entry Zone: Unknown

>>Lemur-2 Satellite Overview

Re-Entry Orbit
Image: Spaceflight101/Orbitron