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Mandrake 2A, 2B

Mandrake 2 is a technology demonstration mission conducted under DARPA's Blackjack program consisting of two satellites.

The twin Mandrake 2 CubeSat satellites will carry optical inter-satellite links for broadband data. According to DARPA these could form the basis of future optically meshed networks in LEO.

The launch is planned for early 2021.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: DARPA
Contractors: DARPA
Equipment: optical inter-satellite link payload
Configuration: CubeSat (?U)
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Mandrake 2A - 2021 with ?, Mandrake 2B
Mandrake 2B - 2021 with ?, Mandrake 2A


Further Blackjack missions: