Space weather is extremely demanding in term of space data for solar, magnetospheric or ionospheric survey. Small satellites are interesting in the sense they are easier to build, cheaper and then accessible to new entities like countries without space history, SMEs and universities. Due to their lowest costs, they also can be launched in constellation for better spatial or temporal coverage. As a complex science dealing with a chain of phenomenon coming from the sun to the Earth through the magnetosphere, space weather can benefit from the multiplication of satellites.
After an introduction based on the potentialities and constraints of cubesats, we will focus on two examples, AMICal Sat and ATISE developed at the CSUG in Grenoble. We will then extend these examples to explain why space weather is a priority application of the cubesats and give a large overview of the project in development.
Local contact: S. Brun
Organization: M. Bugli