Mandrake 1 [Astro Digital]
Mandrake 1, also known by the manufacturers designation Corvus-BC 5, is a technology demonstration mission conducted under DARPA's Blackjack program.
Mandrake 1 is a CubeSat that carries supercomputer processing chips. The satellite used the bus of the cancelled Landmapper-BC 5.
The launch was planned for early 2021 on the SpaceX multi satellite mission "Transporter 1". When the Mandrake 1 and Mandrake 2 satellites were to be mounted on the payload stack, the deployment mechanism was accidently activated, which led to damage to both payloads. Mandrake 1 was eventually launched on an Electron KS (R).
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Contractors:||SEAKR (payload); Astro Digital (bus)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Mandrake 1 (Corvus-BC 5)||2020-085C||20.11.2020||OnS LC-1A||Electron KS (R)||with Dragracer A, Dragracer B, BRO 2, BRO 3, SpaceBEE 22, ..., 39, SpaceBEENZ 1, ..., 6, APSS 1, Gnome Chompski|