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AFRL-XVI

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2023-084L

Description

XVI is a 12U CubeSat built as a technological demonstrator for ViaSat by Blue Canyon Technologies to evaluate low Earth orbit satellites to connect to Link-16 communications terminals for relaying military communications beyond the ground terminals line-of-sight.

Alternate Names

  • 56942
  • AFRLXVI

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2023-06-12
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 Full Thrust
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 23 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)

Discipline

  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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

 
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