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SpaceBelt 1, ..., 12

SpaceBelt [Cloud Constellation]

SpaceBelt is planned constellation of space-based cloud storage data centers.

The 400 kg satellites will feature a secure space-based system of data centers, interconnected by Laser communication links. Data transfer from and to the ground will be relayed via geostationary satellites. According to Cloud Constellation, the deployment of satellite-based secure storage will protect critical data from unauthorized access while supporting global communications at reduced latency of today’s multi-hop networks.

The constellation will feature initially 12 satellites, but may grow to 40.

In September 2017, the company signed an agreement with Virgin orbit to launch the initial constellation of 12 satellites on dedicated LauncherOne rockets from 2019 onwards in radpid cadence.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Data storage, communications
Operator: Cloud Constellation
Contractors: Cloud Constellation
Equipment: Data storage, Laser Communications Terminal
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: Solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: ~400 kg
Orbit: 450 km low inclination
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SpaceBelt 1 - 2019 ? LauncherOne
SpaceBelt 2 - 20xx ? LauncherOne
SpaceBelt 3 - 20xx ? LauncherOne
SpaceBelt 4 - 20xx ? LauncherOne
SpaceBelt 5 - 20xx ? LauncherOne
SpaceBelt 6 - 20xx ? LauncherOne
SpaceBelt 7 - 20xx ? LauncherOne
SpaceBelt 8 - 20xx ? LauncherOne
SpaceBelt 9 - 20xx ? LauncherOne
SpaceBelt 10 - 20xx ? LauncherOne
SpaceBelt 11 - 20xx ? LauncherOne
SpaceBelt 12 - 20xx ? LauncherOne

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