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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.

The satellite is planned to be launched on an Electron KS in Q3 2019 into 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 (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Orbit: 500 km SSO (#1)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Faraday 1 - 2019 OnS LC-1 Electron KS with ?
Faraday 1b - 2020 with ?
Faraday 1c - 2020 with ?
Faraday 1x - 2020 with ?