The fourth cubesat of the JANUS project arrived in the United States before its upcoming launch to the ISS.

The EntrySat satellite produced by ISAE-SUPAERO with the support of the CNES JANUS program, and in collaboration with ONERA, was delivered and successfully integrated in Houston at Nanoracks. It is now in its “pod” launch that will release it into orbit. The last tests of good health showed nominal behavior.

This triple cubesat dedicated to the study of the atmospheric re-entry of space debris, will be launched towards the International Space Station on April 17, 2019 on the Cygnus vehicle (NG-11) from the Wallops base. First satellite made by ISAE-SUPAERO, it will be transported as cargo on board the
international space station, dropped by the Japanese robotic arm and operated from ISAE-SUPAERO in collaboration with the Centre Spatial Universitaire de Toulouse until its re-entry planned between 6 months and a year after its injection into orbit. More than 90 students contributed to the satellite.

CNES has provided technical and financial support to this project within the framework of JANUS (Jeunes en Apprentissage pour la réalisation de Nanosatellites au sein des Universités et des écoles de l’enseignement Supérieur) which aims to promote space among students of french schools and universities.