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AFR

AFR [ABA]

AFR (ABA First Runner) is an Indian earth observation nanosat built by Azista BST Aerospace (ABA), a joint venture between Azista Industries Pvt. Ltd. and Berlin Space Technologies GmbH (BST), as a demonstrator for a mass-producible satellite.

The 80 kilogram satellite was built on a modular bus platform and hosts a wide-swath optical remote sensing payload with both panchromatic and multispectral imaging capabilities.

Nation: India
Type / Application: Earth observation, technology
Operator: Azista BST Aerospace (ABA)
Contractors: Azista BST Aerospace (ABA)
Equipment:
Configuration: LEOS-50 bus
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 80 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
AFR (ABA First Runner) 2023-084AJ 12.06.2023 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with W-Series 1, Skykraft Deployer 3, Skykraft 3A, ..., 3D, ICEYE X23, X25, X26, X30, GHOSt 3, Grégoire, Runner 1, Tomorrow R2, QPS-SAR 6, ÑuSat 40, ..., 43, Aces 1, ..., 4, HOTSAT 1, AFR, DROID.001, MuSat 1, ION-SCV 011, Outpost Mission 1, EPICHyper 2, Kelpie 2, Spei Satelles, ELO 4, MRC-100, Unicorn 2I, SATLLA 2I, URESAT 1, Istanbul, ROM 2, Orbiter SN3, Otter Pup, MDQSAT 1C, 1D, Pleiades-Squared, GEI-SAT Precursor, XVI, AII-Delta, Ayris 1, 2, EIVE, Lemur-2 166, 167, 168, MISR-A 1, MISR-B 2, Tiger 4, FOSSASat FEROX 1, ..., 4, SpaceBEE 168, ..., 179

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