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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.

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
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Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
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Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
HALO-Net Free Flyer - 2021 Mo RW12/30 ? LauncherOne (L1) with ?

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