Otter Pup [Starfish Space]
Otter Pup is Starfish Space's demonstration mission, which will demonstrate key technologies for their planned Otter satellite servicing vehicle.
Astro Digital is manufacturing the chassis for Otter Pup, which is about the size of a microwave, and Redwire is providing the Argus camera hardware it will use for relative navigation.
Exotrail is providing the electric propulsion thruster for Otter Pup.The demonstration will test the three core technologies that Starfish will need before it can build its full servicer, Otter:
After separating from the OTV, Otter Pup is due to lock back on with an electrostatic-based capture mechanism Starfish calls Nautilus, before detaching and retreating to a safe distance to conduct other tests.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Contractors:||Astro Digital (prime), Starfish Space (payload)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Otter Pup||2023-084B||12.06.2023||Va SLC-4E||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with W-Series 1, Skykraft Deployer 3, Skykraft 3A, ..., 3D, ICEYE X23, X25, X26, X30, GHOSt 3, Grégoire, Runner 1, Tomorrow R2, QPS-SAR 6, ÑuSat 40, ..., 43, Aces 1, ..., 4, HOTSAT 1, AFR, DROID.001, MuSat 1, ION-SCV 011, Outpost Mission 1, EPICHyper 2, Kelpie 2, Spei Satelles, ELO 4, MRC-100, Unicorn 2I, SATLLA 2I, URESAT 1, Istanbul, ROM 2, Orbiter SN3, Otter Pup, MDQSAT 1C, 1D, Pleiades-Squared, GEI-SAT Precursor, XVI, AII-Delta, Ayris 1, 2, EIVE, Lemur-2 166, 167, 168, MISR-A 1, MISR-B 2, Tiger 4, FOSSASat FEROX 1, ..., 4, SpaceBEE 168, ..., 179|