OSM launched its first satellite, OSM-1 CICERO, from the Kourou space center in French Guyana, with Arianespace’s Vega VV16 rocket.
This 10kg, 10x20x30cm nanosatellite, the first satellite ever made in Monaco, carried a sophisticated radio occultation (RO) payload originally conceived at JPL/NASA and its mission is to collect atmospheric/weather data. This satellite became part of the CICERO fleet promoted by GeoOptics and commercial data sales to NOAA, the world’s foremost weather agency, started within a few months after launch.
- Bus: 6U-nanosatellite, Tyvak platform
- Form: 10cmx20cmx30cm, 10kg
- Mission: collect precise weather data by Radio Occultation (RO)
- Launch: September 2020, Vega rocket by Ariane Space from Kourou (French Guyana)
- Payload RO technology: from GeoOptics, originally developed at NASA/JPL
CICERO was our first project and we intend to produce additional CICERO satellites to add to the fleet.