Mandrake 2 is a technology demonstration mission conducted under DARPA's Blackjack program consisting of two satellites.
The twin Mandrake 2 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.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Equipment:||optical inter-satellite link payload|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Mandrake 2A||-||2021||with ?, Mandrake 2B|
|Mandrake 2B||-||2021||with ?, Mandrake 2A|