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Hydra 1, ..., 18

Hydra [Aistech]

Hydra is a costellation 6U CubeSat developed by Aistech to provide thermal images of the Earth and also help with maritime and aeronautical tracking .

For imaging a multispectral imaging system able to take pictures in thermal, infrared and visual spectrum, is on board, for uses in forest management, fire detection, gathering data for agriculture like identifying the health of the plant, analysing land for expansion. It can also detect energy consumption and loss of buildings.

The satellites provide aircraft tracking tracking via an ADS-B receiver. Also a bidirectional communication system is on board to send and receive automatic information from the vessel or remote asset worldwide.

The first four satellites are to be launched in 2020. Aistech plans a constellation of 30 such nanosatellites encircling the planet.

Nation: Spain
Type / Application: Traffic monitoring, communication, earth observation
Operator: Aistech
Contractors: GOMSpace, Aistech
Equipment: Multispectral imager, ADS-B receiver, bidirectional communication system
Configuration: CubeSat (6U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
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Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Hydra 1 - 2020 with ?
Hydra 2 - 2020 with ?
Hydra 3 - 2020 with ?
Hydra 4 - 2020 with ?

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