Iperdrone.0, developed by ASI (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana), is a precursor mission to test technologies for an experiment carrier with return capability.
The IPERDRONE Program aims to design and build a space transport system capable of carrying out operations in orbit prior to in-orbit service involving systems in LEO orbit (e.g., ISS, Vega-C, and Space Rider) and then returning through the atmosphere until reaching the earth's surface, where the integrity of the embarked payload and the possible reusability of the main subsystems will be verified at the end of the mission.
The IPERDRONE program is divided into missions, the completion of which will allow the above-mentioned in-orbit services to be performed. IPERDRONE.0, the program's first project, consists of three major activities:
CIRA (Prime), Tyvak International, and Kayser Italia comprise the IPERDRONE team. The launch is currently scheduled for Q1-2023.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Power:||2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries|
|Iperdrone.0 (David, Tyvak 0415)||-||2023||Ko ELV||Vega||with ?|