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Astrocast 0101

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2021-006T

Description

The Astrocast 0.1 and 0.2 satellites are a precursor and In-Orbit-Demonstration mission for Astrocast SA's constellation and is planned to be launched in Q2 2018. The mission is composed of two identical satellites launched with two different launch vehicles. The goal of the mission is to demonstrate all the satellite functionalities and multi satellite operations.

Astrocast is a network of Nanosatellites providing global L-band machine-to-machine (M2M) services. The satellites are orbiting in a low earth polar orbit. This allows the creation of a global network covering the entire globe, including the poles. Thanks to a dedicated frequency band, the constellation can scale without fear of noise generated by other devices. Astrocast estimates it can build, launch and operate a 64-cubesat constellation for less than $50 million to provide low-data-rate communications. The constellation will consist of eight operational satellites per orbital plane, and eight different orbital planes in sun-synchronous polar orbits.

Alternate Names

  • 47430
  • Astrocast0101

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2021-01-24
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 Full Thrust
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 4 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Switzerland)

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

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

 
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