BackForward Satellite: PREFIRE 

Satellite details
Full name Polar Radiant Energy in the Far Infrared Experiment
Satellite Description
  • Mission implemented by two 6U CubeSat satellites flown in drifting orbits (82° and 98°) at altitudes 470 km and 650 km.
  • Main mission: radiation budget.
Mass at launch Dry mass
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Data access information
  • TBD
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 560 km
Inclination 90 °


Space agency NASA
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch Dec 2022 EOL ≥2027
Last update: 2021-11-25
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 PREFIRE

Acronym Full name
PREFIRE Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment
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