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Audacy 0

Audacy 0 [Audacy]

Audacy 0 is a 3U CubeSat built by Clyde Space as a pathfinder for the planned Audacy commercial data relay satellite constellation.

The Audacy 0 cubesat is to demonstration mission to test out Audacy’s user communications terminal and first ground station in the San Francisco Bay Area. Audacy 0 will utilize a prototype communications terminal operating in the K and Ka bands with a high gain and a low gain antenna. Primary data transmission will focus on telemetry, tracking, and command (TT&C) from the communications terminal and subsystems to maintain successful operations and analysis of the terminal hardware. Payload data includes pictures and videos taken from an on-board camera and occasional transmissions from a secondary optical communications payload.

As a secondary payload the cubesat carries Stanford's Polar Orbiting INfrared Tracking Receiver (POINTR), an in flight demonstration of an optical receiver pointing, acquisition and tracking (PAT) system. The optical receiver payload would be pointed to the ground to acquire and track a beacon laser sent from a suitable ground facility, currently proposed as NASA JPL’s OCTL facility.

The satellite was launched on Spaceflight Industry's SSO-A multi-satellite launch in 2018 on a Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) rocket, but failed to esablish contact. In January 2020 Audacy shut down after failing to raise funding.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication relay
Operator: Audacy
Contractors: Clyde Space
Equipment: K/Ka-band payload, POINTR
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 4.4 years
Mass: 4 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Audacy 0 2018-099BE ? 03.12.2018 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with SkySat 14, 15, Eu:CROPIS, STPSat 5, FalconSat 6, NEXTSat 1, KazSTSAT, eXCITe, SeeMe, ICEYE X2, BlackSky 2, ESEO, Hawk A, B, C, Capella 1, AISTECHSAT 2, CSIM-FD, Hiber 2, ITASAT 1, Landmapper-BC 4, ORS 7A, 7B, Al-Farabi 2, Astrocast 0.1, BRIO, Centauri 1, Eaglet 1, Enoch, Flock-3s 1, 2, 3, K2SAT, KazSciSat 1, MinXSS 2, Orbital Reflector, RAAF M1, SeaHawk 1, SNUSAT 2, THEA, VESTA, PW-Sat 2, SNUGLITE, VisionCube, RANGE A, B, Elysium-Star 2, ExseedSat 1, Fox 1C, Irvine 02, JY1-Sat, KNACKSAT, MOVE 2, SpaceBEE 5, 6, 7, Suomi-100, WeissSat 1, Sirion Pathfinder 2, OrbWeaver 1, 2, SPAWAR-CAL O, OR, R


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