IRVINE01 is awaiting launch from Mahia Launch Complex in New Zealand in November 2018 on an Electron rocket operated by Rocket Lab. Aboard this 1U CubeSat is a deployable solar array, plus a low-resolution camera that will take pictures of Venus, stars and other celestial objects. Data from these images will be used to calculate the distances to those objects and determine the pointing accuracy of the satellite. Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems is the payload integrator for IRVINE01.  This first launch is made possible by supported from our funding partner IPSF.

Irvine01 Diagram