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Landmapper-BC 1, ..., 12 (Corvus-BC 1, ..., 12)

Landmapper-BC [Aquila Space]

Astro Digital, formely known as Aquila Space, (formed from the core team of the former Dauria Space daughter Canopus Systems) developed the Landmapper-BC (formerly known as Corvus-BC) earth observation CubeSat (6U).

The Landmapper-BC satellites are based on the Perseus-O satellites developed at Canopus Systems, before Dauria and Canopus seperated.

The satellites feature a broad coverage multispectral (Red, Green, NIR) imaging system with a resolution of 22 meters per pixel.

Eventually, Aquila Space plans to send eight to ten satellites into the Landmapper-BC constellation to capture daily, multispectral imagery of the world’s arable land.

  • The first two satellites, Landmapper-BC 1 and 2, were launched in July 2017 on a Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M rocket, but both failed shortly after. The failure might have originated in a faulty Fregat thruster damaging some of the CubeSats on the launch.
  • The next satellite, Landmapper-BC 3, was launched on 28 November 2017 as a copassenger on a Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M rocket, but was lost due to an upper stage problem.
  • Landmapper-BC 3 v2 was successfully launched by an Indian PSLV-XL rocket in January 2018.
  • Landmapper-BC 4 was launched on Spaceflight Industry's SSO-A multi-satellite launch on a Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) rocket.
Nation: USA
Type / Application: Earth observation
Operator: Astro Digital (ex Aquila Space)
Contractors: Astro Digital (ex Aquila Space)
Equipment: 22 m 3-band multi-spectral imager
Configuration: CubeSat (6U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 5 years
Mass: 11 kg
Orbit: 586 km × 600 km, 97.61° (#1, 2)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Landmapper-BC 1 (Corvus-BC 1) 2017-042Y 14.07.2017 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Kanopus-V-IK 1, Flying Laptop, WNISAT 1R, NORSAT 1, NORSAT 2, TechnoSat, CICERO 1, 2, 3, Corvus-BC 2, MKA-N 1, 2, Flock-2k 1, ..., 48, Lemur-2 42, ..., 49, NanoACE, Mayak, Iskra-MAI-85, UTE-UESOR
Landmapper-BC 2 (Corvus-BC 2) 2017-042X 14.07.2017 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Kanopus-V-IK 1, Flying Laptop, WNISAT 1R, NORSAT 1, NORSAT 2, TechnoSat, CICERO 1, 2, 3, Corvus-BC 1, MKA-N 1, 2, Flock-2k 1, ..., 48, Lemur-2 42, ..., 49, NanoACE, Mayak, Iskra-MAI-85, UTE-UESOR
Landmapper-BC 3 (Corvus-BC 3) 2017-F05 28.11.2017 Vo LC-1S F Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M with Meteor-M 2-1, LEO Vantage 2, Baumanets 2, IDEA-OSG 1, AISSat 3, Helios-Wire BIU, Lemur-2 58-67, D-Star One, SEAM
Landmapper-BC 3 v2 (Corvus-BC 3 v2) 2018-004H 12.01.2018 Sr FLP PSLV-XL with Cartosat 2F, Microsat-TD, LEO Vantage 1, Carbonite 2, ICEYE X1, INS 1C, Arkyd 6A, CICERO 7, Lemur-2 68, ..., 71, Flock-3p' 1, ..., 4, MicroMAS 2a, PicSat, CANYVAL-X 1, 2, CNUSail 1, KAUSAT 5, SIGMA, DemoSat 2, Tyvak 61C, Fox 1D, STEP Cube Lab, SpaceBEE 1, ..., 4
Landmapper-BC 4 (Corvus-BC 4) 2018-099 03.12.2018 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with SkySat 14, 15, Eu:CROPIS, STPSat 5, FalconSat 6, NEXTSat 1, KazSTSAT, eXCITe, SeeMe, ICEYE X2, BlackSky Global 2, ESEO, Hawk A, B, C, Capella 1, AISTECHSAT 2, BlackHawk, CSIM-FD, Hiber 2, ITASAT 1, ORS 7A, 7B, Al-Farabi 2, Astrocast 0.1, Audacy 0, BRIO, Centauri 1, Eaglet 1, Enoch, Flock-3s 1, 2, 3, ICE-Cap, K2SAT, KazSciSat 1, MinXSS 2, Orbital Reflector, RAAF M1, SeaHawk 1, SNUSAT 2, THEA, VESTA, PW-Sat 2, SNUGLITE, VisionCube, RANGE A, B, Elysium-Star 2, ExseedSat 1, Fox 1C, Irvine 02, JY1-Sat, KNACKSAT, MOVE 2, SpaceBEE 5, 6, 7, Suomi-100, WeissSat 1, Sirion Pathfinder 2, (US Gov), (US Gov), (US Gov), (US Gov), (US Gov)
Landmapper-BC 5 (Corvus-BC 5) - 2019 Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M ? with ?, Landmapper-BC 6
Landmapper-BC 6 (Corvus-BC 6) - 2019 Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M ? with ?, Landmapper-BC 5
Landmapper-BC 7 (Corvus-BC 7) - 2019 Sr PSLV with ?
Landmapper-BC 8 (Corvus-BC 8) - with ?
Landmapper-BC 9 (Corvus-BC 9) - with ?
Landmapper-BC 10 (Corvus-BC 10) - with ?
Landmapper-BC 11 (Corvus-BC 11) - with ?
Landmapper-BC 12 (Corvus-BC 12) - with ?

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