INSPIRE-Sat7, a French nano-satellite designed to observe the Earth and the Sun.
INSPIRE-Sat7 is a scientific and technological pathfinder CubeSat mainly developed to measure the Earth’s Energy (or Radiation) Budget at the Top-Of-the-Atmosphere and to probe the ionosphere. INSPIRE-Sat7 is a continuation of the UltraViolet and infrared Sensors at high Quantum efficiency onboard a small SATellite (UVSQ-Sat) programme. Together, they form a heterogeneous constellation of satellites.
UVSQ-Sat was successfully launched on 24 January 2021.
INSPIRE-Sat7 was successfully launched on 15 April 2023.