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Outernet 1, 2, 3

Outernet 1 [Clyde Space]

Clyde Space has signed a £1million deal to build three Outernet CubeSats for American global broadcast company Outernet Inc in an international partnership deal funded by the UK Space Agency.

Outernetís aim is to make web access free and unrestricted all over the world through space-based telecommunications. As the project develops, Clyde Space hopes to secure business from the New York based company to develop 200 satellites broadcasting the service.

The constellation of CubeSats in low earth orbit would revolutionise the provision of low cost data to remote regions of the world and Clyde Spaceís expertise will help Outernet advance this unique project to supply an inexpensive alternative to traditional telecommunications infrastructure.

The Clyde Space designed 1U cubesats are prototypes for the Outernet constellation. Outernet will launch their initial three nanosatellites late in 2016 on the 2nd and 3rd Rocket Lab Electron missions.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communications, technology
Operator: Outernet Inc.
Contractors: ClydeSpace
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: none
Power: 4 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Outerspace 1 - 2017 OnS LC-1 Electron with ?
Outerspace 2 - 2017 OnS LC-1 Electron with ?, Outernet 3
Outerspace 3 - 2017 OnS LC-1 Electron with ?, Outernet 2

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