DIDO-2

Summary

DIDO-2 (aka Chen Jiayong 1, COSPAR 2017-008BE) is a nano-satellite of the Israeli/Swiss company SpacePharma.[1] The nano-satellite is part of a research project whose goal is to test a miniaturized end-to-end pharmaceutical laboratory (called mGnify lab) in space under microgravity conditions. The project includes two satellites called DIDO-1 and DIDO-2. The platforms of the 3U CubeSats are developed and built by the Dutch company ISIS.[2]

The first satellite DIDO-1 was originally to fly on a Falcon 9 in 2016. The current (as of 2019) status and plans for this satellite are unknown.[3]

DIDO-2 was successfully launched on February 15, 2017, at 3:58 UTC from Satish Dhawan Space Centre on a PSLV-XL rocket (mission PSLV-C37) that released 104 satellites.[4][5]

In 2018, a third mission, DIDO-3 was being planned.[3]

Specifications

DIDO-2 is a 3U CubeSat, weighing 4.2 kg.[5]

References

  1. ^ CartoSat-2D directory.eoportal.org
  2. ^ ISIS supported CubeSats isispace.nl
  3. ^ a b "Dido 1, 2".
  4. ^ Global, IndraStra. "India's ISRO Successfully Launched 104 Satellites in a Single Mission". IndraStra. ISSN 2381-3652.
  5. ^ a b Clark, Stephen (February 15, 2017). "India lofts a record 104 spacecraft on a single rocket". Spaceflight Now.

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