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Prometheus 2-9



The Prometheus smallsats are the latest in a series of CubeSats designed to test low-cost, easy-to-use communications relay technologies that could be used by special operations forces on combat missions.

According to information previously released by the military, the Prometheus spacecraft demonstrate the transmission of audio, video and data files from portable, low-profile, remotely-located field units to deployable ground station terminals using over-the-horizon satellite communications.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2019-06-29
    Launch Vehicle: Electron
    Launch Site: Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
    Mass: 2 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Unknown (United States)


    • Technology Applications

    Additional Information

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

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