Carbonite 1 [SSTL]
Carbonite 1 or CBNT 1 is a microsatellite for technology demostrations built by SSTL.
The mission is to test some technical EO capabilities, new process and rapid-build techniques. Carbonite uses a commercial off-the-shelf camera and 0.25 m telescope to acquire videos and still pictures of Earth. Both modes show features on the ground down to a size of 1.5 m. The telescope can be disassembled and integrated into a new specially designed framework in 5 days.
The satellite also incorporates an Icarus-3 drag sail from Cranfield University, which will be deployed at the end of its mission to accelerate deorbiting.
The 91 kg satellite was launched piggy-back on an Indian PSLV-XL launch vehicle.
|Type / Application:||Technology, Earth observation|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||636 km × 658 km, 98.05°|
|Carbonite 1 (CBNT 1)||2015-032D||10.07.2015||Sr FLP||PSLV-XL||with DMC-3 1, DMC-3 2, DMC-3 3, DeOrbitSail|