The PHOENIX satellite is a double CubeSat that is being developed at NCKU as a part of the QB50 mission
which is to deploy a network of CubeSats in a string-of-pearl configuration as depicted for multi-poin.

The PHOENIX mission is to fulfill the in-situ lower thermosphere measurement mission and to
measure solar EUV flux and the measurement of the solar EUV flux will augment the QB50 mission.

The task of the NCKU team is to design, assemble, integrate, test, and operate the PHOENIX double
CubeSat to accommodate the following payloads for atmospheric studies.

  • Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer (INMS).
  • Solar extreme ultraviolet (seuv) sensors.

The INMS is science sensor unit provided by the QB50 coordinator, VKI, for in-situ measurements of
the ion and neutral particles as well as temperature distribution. The solar EUV sensors are developed,
fabricated, and tested at NCKU.