Visible Extragalactic background RadiaTion Exploration by CubeSat

VERTECS (Visible Extragalactic background RadiaTion Exploration by CubeSat) is a 6U (10cm×20cm×30cm) astronomical nano-satellite designed to reveal star formation history by observing visible extragalactic background light.

VERTECS will be developed by a collaboration between Kyushu Institute of Technology, JAXA, Tokyo City University, Kwansei Gakuin University, AstroBiology Center, Meisei University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Kanazawa University, University of Fukui, SEIREN Co., Ltd., Cosina Co., Ltd. This mission was selected by JAXA-SMASH (JAXA-Small Satellite Rush) Program and will be developed and launched within 2 years.

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