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Centauri 3, 4

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).

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication M2M/IoT
Operator: Fleet Space Technologies
Contractors: Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc.
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (6U)
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: < 10 kg
Orbit: 550 km (#3)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Centauri 3 (Tyvak 0210) 2021-023B 22.03.2021 OnS LC-1A Electron Photon-LEO with BlackSky 7, Myriota 7, RAAF-M2 A, RAAF-M2 B, Gunsmoke-J 3, Veery Hatchling, Pathstone
Centauri 4 (Tyvak 0211) 2021-059V 30.06.2021 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink v1.0 R2-1, ..., R2-3, Umbra-SAR 2001, YAM 2, YAM 3, —uSat 19, ..., 22, ICEYE X11, X12, X13, X15, TUBIN, Mandrake 2A, 2B, Capella 5, GNOMES 2, LINCS 1, 2, PACE 1, TROPICS Pathfinder, D2/AtlaCom 1, EG 3, Lemur-2 140, ..., 145, SpaceBEE 88, ..., 111, SpaceBEE NZ-7, ..., NZ-10, Sherpa-FX 2, Lynk 06, Hawk 3A, 3B, 3C, Astrocast 0201, ..., 0205, Painani 2, Sherpa-LTE 1, Tenzing, Shasta, ARTHUR 1, Faraday Phoenix, KSF 1A, ..., 1D, Tiger 2, ION-SCV 003, NAPA 2, Spartan, Neptuno, W-Cube, Ghalib, QMR-KWT
Further Fleet Space missions: