Harbinger [York Space Systems]
ICEYE X are proof-of-concept prototypes for a planned constellation of SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) equipped microsatellites, designed by the Finish ICEYE startup company.
The harbinger mission features York's S-class platform utilizing the enhanced power subsystem offering up to 3,000 W peak for payload operations, a field-effect electric propulsion (FEEP) system, and high rate laser communications terminal.
As a demonstration payload Harbinger features ICEYE's X-band SAR instrument with a resolution of 10 m, inherited from the ICEYE X1 mission, BridgeSat’s optical communications payload and Enpulsion of Austria’s Field Emission Electric Propulsion.
Harbinger is planned to launch in November 2018 on a not yet announced launch vehicle.
|Type / Application:||Technology, Earth observing, Radar|
|Operator:||York Space Systems|
|Contractors:||York Space Systems|
|Configuration:||York S-class bus|
|Power:||4 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries|