HaloSat is a CubeSat for studying the distribution of hot gas in the Milky Way and understanding the distribution of mass in the Galactic halo. It was launched on May 21, 2018 from Wallops Space Flight Facility as part of a Cygnus ISS resupply mission. It was subsequently deployed from the ISS on July 13, 2018 from the Japanese Experimental Module. Operations began in October 2018 and the satellite re-enetered the Earth’s atmosphere on January 4, 2021.
Mission CharacteristicsLifetime : October 2018–Jan 2021
Energy Range : 0.4–7 keV
Special Features : wide field-of-view pointed operations for studying diffuse X-ray emission
Payload : Silicon Drift Detectors (SDD. 3 Units) non-focusing instrument:
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