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Brik-2 [ISIS]

The Brik-2 (Brik-II), built by ISIS for the Royal Netherlands Air Force, is a CubeSat (6U) technological testbed mission.

Designed and integrated by ISIS, BRIK-II will serve as a testbed for various communications experiments and demonstrate how nanosatellites can provide a meaningful contribution to military operations. The mission represents a significant step forward for the Dutch Ministry of Defenseís efforts to develop their first space capabilities, with a particular emphasis on responsive launch.

Brik-2ís payload consist of:

  • a military radio frequency receiver, details not given
  • an UHF communication system
  • a Langmuir probe to measure the electron density in the ionosphere

Brik-2 will be launched on a shared LauncherOne rocket in 2021.

Nation: Netherlands
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Royal Netherlands Air Force
Contractors: ISIS
Configuration: CubeSat (6U)
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Brik-2 2021-058F 30.06.2021 Mo RW12/30 LauncherOne with HALO-Net Free Flyer, Gunsmoke-J 4, CNCE 1, CNCE 3, STORK 4, STORK 5

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