BackForward Satellite: CTIM-FD 

Satellite details
Acronym CTIM-FD
Full name Compact Total Irradiance Monitor-Flight Demonstration
Satellite Description
  • Main mission to monitor the total solar irradiance from a 6U cubesat for climate and space weather applications
  • Aim is to try to match the measurements from TSIS on the ISS.
Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 500 km
Inclination 44.9 °


Space agency NASA
Status Commissioning
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 02 Jul 2022 EOL TBD
Last update: 2022-07-08
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 CTIM-FD

Acronym Full name
CTIM-FD Compact Total Irradiance Monitor-Flight Demonstration
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