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Carbonite 2 (CBNT 2 / VividX2)

Carbonite 2 [SSTL]

The Carbonite 2 satellite, also known as VividX2 (formerly called EiX2), features enhanced avionics to provide increased data storage, faster data downlink, improved pointing accuracy, and a full colour HD video camera.

Several improvements over Carbonite 1 have been introduced:

  • Improved geolocation by the addition of a star camera
  • Improved telescope and imager design
  • Improved data capacity by a factor of x16 with two deployable solar arrays and greater memory capacity and data downlink
  • Includes experimentation with additive design technologies, evolutionary design techniques and 3D printing

It was launched in early 2018 serves as the prototype for Earth-i's Vivid-i constellation. Apparently the Royal Air Force (RAF) it the exclusive customer for image data from this satellite.

Nation: UK
Type / Application: Technology, Earth observation
Operator: SSTL
Contractors: SSTL
Configuration: SSTL-42
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 100 kg
Orbit: 493 km × 505 km, 97.56°
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Carbonite 2 (CBNT 2, EiX2, VividX2) 2018-004E 12.01.2018 Sr FLP PSLV-XL with Cartosat 2F, Microsat-TD, LEO Vantage 1, ICEYE X1, INS 1C, Arkyd 6A, CICERO 7, Landmapper-BC 3 v2, Lemur-2 68, ..., 71, Flock-3p' 1, ..., 4, MicroMAS 2a, PicSat, CANYVAL-X 1, 2, CNUSail 1, KAUSAT 5, SIGMA, DemoSat 2, GeoStare, Fox 1D, STEP Cube Lab, SpaceBEE 1, ..., 4


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