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Arthur 1

Arthur 1 [Aerospacelab]

Arthur 1 is a technology demostration satellite by Aerospacelab built to the 12U CubeSat form factor.

The primary objective of the Risk Reduction Flight (RRF) mission is to allow for satellite imagery resorting to the Optical Front-End (OFE), designed to provide a 5-meter resolution for the specified orbit of the spacecraft.

Mission will focus on testing:

  • different sub-systems of the satellite, such as electronics in general and the control board in particular
  • communication systems
  • propulsion system
  • Attitude and Orbit Control system and software
  • data transmission produced by a mid-resolution telescope to earth
Nation: Belgium
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Aerospacelab
Contractors: Aerospacelab
Configuration: CubeSat (12U)
Propulsion: ?
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 20 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Arthur 1 2021-059CC 30.06.2021 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink v1.5 R1-1, ..., R1-3, Umbra-SAR 2001, YAM 2, YAM 3, —uSat 19, ..., 22, ICEYE X11, X12, X13, X15, TUBIN, Mandrake 2A, 2B, Capella 5, GNOMES 2, LINCS 1, 2, PACE 1, TROPICS 01, D2/AtlaCom 1, EG 3, Centauri 4, Lemur-2 140, ..., 145, SpaceBEE 88, ..., 111, SpaceBEENZ 7, ..., 10, Sherpa-FX 2, Lynk 06, Hawk 3A, 3B, 3C, Astrocast 0201, ..., 0205, Painani 2, Sherpa-LTE 1, Tenzing, Aurora, Faraday Phoenix, KSF 1A, ..., 1D, Tiger 2, ION-SCV 003, NAPA 2, Spartan, Neptuno, W-Cube, Ghalib, QMR-KWT

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