ORCA is a 6U CubeSat is a Department of Defense payload sponsored through Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and was built by SEOPS and Blue Canyon Technologies.
ORCA uses a 6U CubeSat satellite to demonstrate satellite technologies including radio frequency (RF) for communication between spacecraft and from space to ground. This technology supports increased satellite applications that increase the need for automated ground control.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Contractors:||ViaSat, Blue Canyon Technologies (bus)|
|Power:||Solar cells batteries|
|ORCA (SEOPS-ORCA)||2019-022||25.07.2019||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with Dragon CRS-18, IDA 3, RFTSat 1, MakerSat 1, NARSScube 2|