Harbinger [York Space Systems]
Harbinger is proof-of-concept prototypes for a York Space Systems' S-class satellite bus. The demonstration mission features a X-band SAR payload.
The Harbinger mission features York's S-class platform utilizing the enhanced power subsystem offering up to 3,000 W peak for payload operations, a field-effect electric propulsion (FEEP) system, and high rate laser communications terminal.
As a demonstration payload Harbinger features ICEYE's X-band SAR instrument with a resolution of 10 m, inherited from the ICEYE X1 mission, BridgeSat’s optical communications payload and Enpulsion of Austria’s Field Emission Electric Propulsion.
Harbinger is planned to launch in November 2018 on a not yet announced launch vehicle.
|Type / Application:||Technology, Earth observing, Radar|
|Operator:||York Space Systems|
|Contractors:||York Space Systems (bus); ICEYE (payload)|
|Configuration:||York S-class bus|
|Power:||4 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries|