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Biarri-Point / Biarri-Squad 1, 2, 3

Biarri [Project Biarri]

The Biarri project is a four nation defence related project involving Australia, the US, the UK and Canada to build three 3U CubeSats for precision flying experiments and a risk mitigation satellite.

As part of the project, the US is providing the launch and the Boeing Colony II bus (C2B), the UK is providing the communications links, Canada is providing the ground station infrastructure and Australia is providing the space-qualified L1-only GPS receiver, which BAE Systems has already qualified in its testing facilities. The FPGA based GPS receivers are designed to measure the precise relative positions of the Cubesats in their low earth orbit. The spacecraft will also be fitted with corner reflectors, thereby allowing the satellites to also be located using satellite laser ranging (SLR). They will be tracked by EOS in Australia using their laser tracking system.

Biarri-Point is a single satellite flown as a Risk Mitigation Flight to be performed in 2017. It is to be deployed from ISS.

Biarri-Squad is a constellation of three satellites to be launched together late in 2017 or 2018.

Nation: Australia, USA, Canada, UK
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Project Biarri
Contractors: Project Biarri; Boeing (bus)
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: Microthrusters
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 4 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Biarri-Point (Biarri Risk Mitigation Flight) TBD 18.04.2017 CC SLC-41 Atlas-5(401) with Cygnus CRS-7, ALTAIR 1, SUSat, UNSW-EC0, i-INSPIRE 2, ZA-AeroSat, nSIGHT 1, Ex-Alta 1, LilacSat 1, NJUST 1, Aoxiang 1, SOMP 2, QBITO, Aalto 2, X-CubeSat, SpaceCube, DUTHSat, UPSat, Hoopoe, LINK, SNUSAT 1, SNUSAT 1b, qbee50-LTU-OC, BeEagleSat, HAVELSAT, Phoenix, PolyITAN-2-SAU, QBUS 1, QBUS 2, QBUS 4, IceCube, CSUNSat 1, CXBN 2, KySat 3, SHARC, Lemur-2 30, ..., 33
Biarri-Squad 1 - 2017 with ?, Biarri-Squad 2, Biarri-Squad 3
Biarri-Squad 2 - 2017 with ?, Biarri-Squad 1, Biarri-Squad 3
Biarri-Squad 3 - 2017 with ?, Biarri-Squad 1, Biarri-Squad 2