2014.A.1.3 Radioastronomy in Space with Cubesat


Baptiste Cecconi (1)
Philippe Zarka (1)
Marc Klein Wolt (2)
Jan Bergman (3)

  1. LESIA, CNRS-Observatoire de Paris, France
  2. Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  3. IRFU, Sweden






The frequency range below 10 MHz cannot be observed from ground because of the Earth’s ionosphere. Many spacecraft (like Cassini, STEREO or JUNO, and these are the more recent ones) have embarked radio receiver dedicated to the study of the radio emissions of the Solar System, but these instruments have no angular resolution. Indeed, the wavelengths are ranging from several 10m to 100’s of km. The next generation of space radio instrumentation is requiring space based radio interferometer, that can be set up with a swarm of CubeSats.


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