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HALO-Net Free Flyer

HALO-Net Free Flyer is a technology demonstration 3U CubeSat developed for the US Navy.

The primary experiment on HALO-Net Free Flyer is a retroreflector array. The retroreflectors will be tested for survivability and the amount of light reflected from the small satellite to a telescope on earth. If successful, HALO-Net Free Flyer will generate data to validate optical propagation models and influence the design of future optical communication payloads for the Navy. A GPS receiver and advanced nano-satellite communications suite will permit transmission of positional information as well as a simple receive capability. An earlier HALO-Ne payload flew as an attached payload on STPSat 5.

The satellite will carry two Iridium model 9603 short burst data modems, to be used aboard the HALO-Net Free Flyer, to transmit to space stations in Iridium constellation.

The satellite is to be put into orbit on a shared LauncherOne launch.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: US Navy
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
HALO-Net Free Flyer 2021-058G 30.06.2021 Mo RW12/30 LauncherOne with Gunsmoke-J 4, CNCE 1, CNCE 3, Brik-2, STORK 4, STORK 5


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