BackForward Satellite: ISS RainCube 

Satellite details
Acronym ISS RainCube
Full name Radar in a CubeSat
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description

Mission sent to space by a re-supply flight to the International Space Station and thereafter released in free orbit from the ISS

Mass at launch Dry mass
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from JPL NASA
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 407 km
Inclination 51.6 °


Space agency NASACSADLRESAJAXARoscosmos
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 21 May 2018 EOL 22 Dec 2020
Last update: 2022-01-03
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 ISS RainCube

Acronym Full name
RainCube Radar In a CubeSat
Show instrument status and calibration
Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Earth observation MW frequencies
Service Sensing mode Frequency (GHz) Bandwidth (MHz) Polarisation Comments
RainCube active 36 GHz - 35.75 GHz 0 MHz - Ka-band precipitation radar