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Faraday 1, 1b, 1c, 1x

Faraday 1 [InSpace]

Faraday 1 is a series of British 6U-CubeSat by InSpace to host multiple experiments by different customers providing ultra-low cost access to space.

Faraday 1 is built by GOMSpace. It is a 6U-CubeSat platform with 3-axis stabilzation. It can host 4.5 kg of payload.

The first mission embarks several customer payloads for in orbit demonstration, qualification and early service purposes. It hosts experiments from 7 customers, consisting of 2 Passive RF payloads, 2 Active RF payloads, 1 Ultra wide field optical imaging payload, 1 passive optical retroreflector, and 1 passive internal payload. Airbus Defense and Space is testing a software-defined radio payload that can be remotely reprogrammed in orbit. Other payloads on Faraday 1 will pursue applications such as Internet of Things, characterization of a ground-based laser, 360-degree optical video imaging, radio spectrum monitoring, real-time video from space, and satellite-based communications

The satellite was launched on an Electron KS in July 2020, but failed to reach the 500 km sun-synchronous orbit.

Three more missions are under development: Faraday 1b, Faraday 1c and Faraday 1x to be launched in Q2, Q4 and Q3 2020 respectively.

Nation: UK
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: InSpace
Contractors: InSpace, GOMSpace (satellite)
Equipment: see above
Configuration: CubeSat (6U)
Propulsion: None
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: 500 km SSO (#1)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Faraday 1 2020-F05 04.07.2020 OnS LC-1A Electron KS with CE-SAT 1B, Flock-4e 1, ..., 5
Faraday 1b - 202x with ?
Faraday 1c - 202x with ?
Faraday 1x - 202x with ?
Faraday Phoenix 2021-059AX 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, Centauri 4, 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, KSF 1A, ..., 1D, Tiger 2, ION-SCV 003, NAPA 2, Spartan, Neptuno, W-Cube, Ghalib, QMR-KWT
Further Faraday missions: