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ADLER 1

ADLER 1 [÷WF]

ADLER 1 (Austrian Debris Detection Low Earth (orbit) Reconnoiter) is an Austrian In-Orbit Demonstration of space debris detection from a 3U CubeSat using multiple sensors. It is developed by SPIRE and ÷WF (÷stereichisches Weltraum Forum , Austrian Space Forum) in partnership with FINDUS Venture GmbH.

The ADLER-1 satellite is based on Spire's Lemur-2 cubesat and features customized experiments instead of the standard Lemur payload.

The satellite carries two Instruments:

  • APID (Austrian Particle Impact Detector), consisting of two deployable piezoelectric sensor wings, with 12 units of ca. 60 × 65 mm each and a total sensor surface: ca 865 cm2
  • PL2/CW Radar, an 1 Watt CW Radar operating at 78 GHz, of automotive-heritage to detect debris objects withing 50 meters.

ADLER 1 will be launched in late 2021 from New Zealandís Mahia Peninsula on a Rocketlab Electron KS rocket.

Nation: Finland
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: ÷WF
Contractors: Spire (satellite), ÷WF (payload)
Equipment: APID, PL2/CW Radar
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 6 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ADLER 1 - 2021 OnS LC-1 Electron KS with ?

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