Arkyd 6A (A6) [Planetary Resources]
The satellite will test systems for the Arkyd-100 satellites, especially core technology to measure resources on water-rich asteroids. Included in the payload is a mid-wave infrared imaging system, able to precisely measure temperature differences of the objects it observes, as well as acquire key data related to the presence of water and water-bearing minerals. The system will first test targeted areas of the earth before being deployed to near-Earth asteroids on future missions.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Arkyd 6A (A6A)||-||2017||Sr||PSLV||with ?, PicSat, CANYVAL-X 1, CANYVAL-X 2, CNUSail 1, KAUSAT 5, SIGMA, STEP Cube Lab, Fox 1D, ?|
|Arkyd 6B (A6B)||-||201x||with ?|