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.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Contractors:||InSpace, GOMSpace (satellite)|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||500 km SSO (#1)|
|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||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with (SpaceX Transporter-2)|