GSky 1 [Vector]
GSky 1 (GalacticSky 1) is an experimental 3U CubeSat by GalacticSky, a division of Vector Space Systems, to demonstrate a software-defined satellite.
GSky-1 successfully completed integration at the University of Southern California’s Space Engineering Research Center (SERC) at the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) and will validate GalacticSky’s mission to help enable innovators to easily and effectively deploy space application technology in space.
GSky-1 hosts the following advanced technology payloads for NASA and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) that will provide independent data to characterize the harsh environment and operational performance of GalacticSky:
After the bankruptcy of Vector Space Systems, the future of GalacticSky remains uncertain. Lockheed Martin announced plans to acquire GalacticSky, while giving it a $2.5 million loan to continue to operate.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||Vector Space Systems, GalacticSky|
|Contractors:||Vector Space Systems, GalacticSky|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|GSky 1||-||202x||status unclear|