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Pearl White 1, 2

Pearl White 1 and 2 are two Air Force Space Command 6U CubeSats built as on-orbit testbeds for emerging technologies.

The objective of this mission is to test new technologies including propulsion, power, communications, and drag capabilities for potential applications on future spacecraft.

The Cubesats were built by Tiger Innovations Inc., Herndon, Virginia. They are designed for a one-year lifetime. Tiger Innovations Inc. will operate the spacecraft for the life of the program under the direction and oversight of AFSPC.

The satellites will be launched as a ride-share payload on an Electron KS rocket from New Zealand in August 2019 into a 540 km high orbit and an inclination of 45.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: AFSPC
Contractors: Tiger Innovations
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (6U)
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 1 year
Mass:
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Pearl White 1 - 2019 OnS LC-1 Electron KS with BlackSky Global 4, BRO 1, Pearl White 2
Pearl White 2 - 2019 OnS LC-1 Electron KS with BlackSky Global 4, BRO 1, Pearl White 1

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