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Cosmic X-ray Background Nanosatellite (CXBN) helps with precision measurements and tracking.

Mission Description

  • Goal is to increase the precision of measurements of the Cosmic X-Ray Background (CXRB) in the 30-50 keV range.
  • Constrain models that explain the relative contribution of cosmic X-Ray sources to the CXRB
  • Produce data that will lend insight into the underlying physics of the Diffuse X-Ray Background
  • Provide flight heritage for CZT-based X-Ray gamma-ray detectors and CubeSat technologies
  • ConOps: Sun pointing, 1Hz rotation, maps entire sky in the X-Ray spectrum

Spacecraft Specifications

  • Mass: 2.6 kg
  • Power: 15 W max generated
  • Orbit: 268 425 nmi
  • Size: 2U = 10 cm x 10 cm x 20 cm


Contact Information

Ronald G. Eaglin Space Science Center

235 Martindale Dr.
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-2224