‘INSPIRE-2’ is a space research satellite.

It is the product of a research and capability-building partnership led by The University of Sydney in partnership with The University of New South Wales and The Australian National University.

INSPIRE-2 was launched into Space on the 19th April 2017 and deployed from the International Space Station on 26th May 2017 as part of the QB50 project - a coordinated launch of 36 CubeSats to conduct integrated space research studies.



Nanospec is a novel nanophotonic spectrograph in the visible range.

Radiation Counter

The Radiation Counter is a standard Geiger tube system that is very low mass and relatively small.


The Microdosimeter is a standard solid-state scintillator system that is very low mass, volume, and power.

Kea GPS Receiver

The Kea GPS Receiver is designed by the UNSW team and comprises a Kea V32R4 GPS receiver for satellite navigation.


The multi-Needle Langmuir Probe (mNLP) records plasma electron density by measuring the current collected individually from four needle probes.


Inspire-2 is part of the 'QB50' Project, an international network of 50 CubeSats for multi-point, in-situ measurements in the lower thermosphere and re-entry research.