BackForward Satellite: CIRCE 

Satellite details
Acronym CIRCE
Full name Coordinated Ionospheric Reconstruction CubeSat Experiment
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • A joint UK/US research mission for space weather applications
  • 3 UK (IRIS suite) and 2 US instruments on each satellite
  • A 2 satellite constellation (6U cubesats)
Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information

To be updated

Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 555 km
Inclination 90 °


Space agency UKSANRL
Status Lost at launch
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 09 Jan 2023 EOL ≥2025
Last update: 2023-01-10
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 CIRCE

Acronym Full name
INMS Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer
TOPCAT-II TOPside ionosphere Computer Assisted Tomography
RadMon Radiation Monitor
Tri-TIP Tiny Ionospheric Photometer
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