ION-SCV 2 [D-Orbit]
The ION-SCV 2 (In Orbit Now - Satellite Carrier Vehicle), developed by Italian company D-Orbit, is a free flying CubeSat deployer and technology demonstrator. The CubeSat carrier will host several CubeSats to be deployed once in orbit.
ION-SVC-2 is the first flight of the improved propulsive ION mk02 platform. Positioned in a sun-synchronous orbit at 500 km, ION-SCV 2 will deploy the hosted CubeSats one by one along the orbit in precise orbital slots, according to customer’s specifications. After the CubeSat deployment phase, which may last up to one month, ION CubeSat Carrier will initiate the in-orbit validation phase of payloads directly integrated on the platform.
The ION-SCV 2 or ION-SVC Laurentius mission, also nicknamed Pulse, will deploy several CubeSats in orbit.
It also hosts a number of non-deployable experiments, which include:
It will be launched on a Falcon-9 v1.2 in 2021 from Cape Canaveral.
|Type / Application:||Satellite deployment|
|Configuration:||ION mk02 platform|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|ION-SCV 2 (ION-SCV Laurentius)||-||2021||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with Starlink v1.0 R1-1, ..., R1-10, QPS-SAR 2, Umbra-SAR 2001, Capella 3, 4, ICEYE X8, X9, X10, XR 1, Landmapper-Demo 6, 7, GNOMES 2, GHGSat C2, Hawk 2A, 2B, 2C, SHERPA-FX 1, ION-SCV 2, SAMSON 1, 2, 3, Charlie, ASELSAT, PIXL 1, LINCS A, B, SOMP 2b, IDEASSat, YUSAT 1, UVSQ-SAT, CPOD A, B, Kepler 8, ..., 15, Astrocast 1.x1, ..., 1.x5, SpaceBEE x1, ..., x24, PTD 1, Lemur-2 130, ..., 137, Prometheus-2 10, ARCE 1A, 1B, 1C, (multiple satellites)|