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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.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology, Earth observing, Radar
Operator: York Space Systems
Contractors: York Space Systems (bus); ICEYE (payload)
Equipment: X-band SAR
Configuration: York S-class bus
Propulsion: FEEP
Power: 4 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Mass: 150 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Harbinger - 2018 with ?