QB50 is an exciting space science project that has CubeSats at the heart of the mission. Lead by the Von Karman Institute (VKI) in Belgium, QB50 aims to investigate three properties of the lower Thermosphere by doing in-site measurements with 40-50 nanosatellites.
QB50 is an international network of CubeSats for multi-point, in-situ measurements in the lower thermosphere and re-entry research
Customer: European Union
Start date: 2013
Launch date: 2014