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Oracle [GA-EMS]

Oracle will demonstrate space situational awareness and Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) techniques using advanced technologies capable of detecting and tracking objects in cislunar space for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Oracle spacecraft program.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) will build the satellite based on their GA-500 bus, developed for the EWS-OD 1 satellite.

The Oracle spacecraft will carry an optical payload made by Leidos and AFRL’s green propellant experiment for a two-year demonstration.

Oracle will seek to detect objects and demonstrate spacecraft positioning and navigation techniques far beyond geosynchronous Earth orbit, in the vicinity of Earth-moon Lagrange Point 1, about 326400 km from Earth. The GEO belt is about 35786 km above Earth.

Launch is planned for 2025.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: AFRL
Contractors: General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS)
Configuration: GA-500
Propulsion: ?
Power: Solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 2 years
Orbit: Earth-moon L1
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Oracle - 2025

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