Centauri 3 [Fleet Space]
Centauri 3 is a pathfinder satellites for Fleet Space Technologies' planned 140 satellite network for global satellite connectivity to the Internet of things (IoT) designed for use in the energy, utilities, and resource industries.
The Centauri satellites are built to the 6U CubeSat form factor. They weigh less than 10 kg and are the size of a shoe box, has 119 times the data capacity compared to its Centauri 1 & 2 predecessors and is integrated with the satellite bus/avionics in an ongoing collaboration with US nanosatellites systems designer Tyvak.
The first of these next generation satellites will fly on a Rocket Lab Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5).
|Type / Application:||Communication M2M/IoT|
|Operator:||Fleet Space Technologies|
|Contractors:||Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc.|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||< 10 kg|
|Orbit:||550 km (#3)|
|Centauri 3||-||2021||OnS LC-1||Electron Photon-LEO||with BlackSky Global x, Myriota 7, RAAF-M2 A, RAAF-M2 B, Gunsmoke-J 1, Veery Hatchling, Pathstone|