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GeoStare 2 (Tyvak 0130)

Tyvak 0130 [Tyvak]

GeoStare 2 or Tyvak 0130 is an optical spectrum astronomical observation satellite built by Tyvak on the CubeSat (6U) form factor.

Two telescopes that make up Tyvak-0130s GeoStare 2 payload are producing super high-resolution images in a small form factor at a low cost

The satellite carries a miniature space telescope called MonoTele for possible commercial use. The technology was developed by Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under a four-year agreement to advance compact telescopes for commercial applications. It is a high-resolution monolithic optical telescope system, fabricated from a single piece of fused silica, for deployment on small satellites. It is highly compact and extremely robust against vibration loads and temperature swings. It is the third flight of such a miniature telescope after GeoStare and Pathfinder Risk Reduction.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Tyvak
Contractors: Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc.
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 11 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
GeoStare 2 (Tyvak 0130) 2021-041BF 15.05.2021 CCK LC-39A Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink v1.0 L26-1, ..., L26-52, Capella 6
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