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Guardian alpha

Guardian alpha [Aistech]

Guardian alpha is a 3U CubeSat built by OrbAstro, which is equipped with an optical transmitter, an experimental electric propulsion system, a magnetometer to measure magnetic fields around the Earth, and three low-resolution cameras to accurately point itself by photographing stars or the Earth.

Guardian Alpha payload's primary mission and purpose is to demonstrate onorbit technology for the STMS. Guardian Alpha is also home to a 1U scientific payload.

Nation: U.K.
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: OrbAstro
Contractors: OrbAstro
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: 2 × FEEP
Power: Solar cells, batteries
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Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Guardian alpha 2023-001 03.01.2023 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with YAM 5, Lynk Tower 03, 04, Umbra-SAR 04, 05, EOS-SAT 1, ICEYE X21, X22, X27, ÑuSat 32, ..., 35, Skykraft Deployer 1, Skykraft 1, ..., 4, Chimera LEO-1, ION-SCV 007, 008, Astrocast 0401, ..., 0404, Futura SM1, Futura SM3, Kelpie 1, Sharjah-Sat 1, TAU-SAT 2, Orbiter SN1, (Skyline Celestial), MDQSAT 1A, 1B, (NPC Spacemind), PROVES-Yearling, Sapling 1, Unicorn 2G, 2H, Vigoride 5, ZEUS 1, KSF 3A, ..., 3D, Flock-4y 1, ..., 36, Lemur-2 157, ..., 162, SpaceBEE 156, ..., 167, EWS RROCI, BRO 8, Gama Alpha, Menut, MilSpace2 1, 2, NSLSat 2, Platform 2, EYE 1, STAR-VIBE, Sternula 1, Connecta T1.2, Guardian alpha, KuwaitSat 1, PolyITAN-HP-30, BDSAT 2, Pushan alpha

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