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Asgardia 1



Asgardia 1 is a proof of concept satellite for long-term data storage in orbit by Asgardia Space (a.k.a. the self-proclaimed 'space nation' Asgardia). The satellite will host a 512 gigabyte solid state hard drive preloaded with data. This data can be later updated in orbit via the Globalstar satellite communications network. The satellite will also have two particle detectors, mounted externally and internally, to map the solar flux, and determine the radiation dosing that the internal electronics are receiving.

Alternate Names

  • 43049
  • Asgardia1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2017-11-12
Launch Vehicle: Antares
Launch Site: Wallops Island, United States
Mass: 2.8 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)


  • Communications
  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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