The current baseline is to operate MiSolFA on a 6-units cubesat in polar orbit. This represents the best trade between performance and feasibility. The launch is assured by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) on a Vega or Vega-C rocket. The low-Earth orbit will have a height around 500-600 km, to be fixed as soon as the satellite is ready and the launch opportunity is identified. ASI will also provide ground stations and telemetry.
The choice of a 6-unit platform (less than 6 liters total volume) sets stringent limits on the MiSolFA instrument, which shall occupy 3 units in a row. The detector area will be limited to a maximum of 12 cm2 and there will be no more than 15-20 cm depth for the imager. The power consumption will be lower than 10 W and the total mass of the satellity will be of order of 10 kg.