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SCOUT [Spaceflight Industries]

SCOUT is a prototype for visible imaging microsatellite capable of 1.0 meter visible imagery at nadir.

SCOUT is based on the Spaceflight SENTRY-4000 satellite bus. The spacecraft has a nominal cross section of 40 cm × 46 cm and, in the stowed launch configuration, is 84 cm in length. At approximately 50-55 kg wet mass depending on customer configuration, it can be launched in both a horizontal and vertical orientation as a secondary payload on a variety of launch vehicle platforms.

Nation: Sweden
Type / Application: Earth observation
Operator: Spaceflight Industries
Contractors: Spaceflight Industries
Equipment: 1 m visible imager
Configuration: SENTRY-4000
Propulsion: Warm gas Butane thrusters
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 3 years
Mass: ~55 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SCOUT - 2017 Vo LC-1S Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M with Meteor-M 2-1, Ionosfera 1, Ionosfera 2, Baumanets 2, Flying Laptop, WNISAT 1R, TechnoSat, NORSAT 1, AISSat 3, Flock-2 1, ..., xx, Lemur-2 xx-xx, Lemur-3 xx-xx, SEAM


  • Spaceflight Industries: SCOUT