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PICASSO: Farewell to the Golden CubeSat

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PICASSO, the first CubeSat mission of the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, ended its mission in 2022. It demonstrated the feasibility of atmospheric remote sensing and in-situ ionospheric plasma measurement with a CubeSat and taught us valuable lessons about this new technology.
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The PICASSO team bids a fond farewell to the Golden CubeSat. Launched in 2020, PICASSO’s mission may have been short, but it was successful at demonstrating a scientific proof-of-concept for its two ambitious instruments.

You can read all about it in our retrospective on CubeSat PICASSO.

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Model of PICASSO in orbit (Credit: BIRA-IASB)
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