RAAF M1 [UNSW]
RAAF M1 is an Australian 3U-CubeSat designed and built by University of New South Wales for the Australian Defence Force Academy, Royal Australian Air Force.
RAAF M1 will be a flight demonstration of several key technologies and operations for the main mission. M1 aims to:
The RAAF M1 spacecraft is a 3U Cubesat form factor with a nadir facing deployable payload module and two deployable solar arrays. As well as monitoring and recording AIS and ADS-B signals from maritime traffic and aircraft, the mission will demonstrate a number of new developments; bespoke mechanical design supporting a large deployable model, a custom UNSW Canberra flight computer, custom deployable antennae and custom software defined radio receivers. The programme demonstrates that a system such as this can be developed under a rapid design and development programme.
The satellite was launched on Spaceflight Industry's SSO-A multi-satellite launch on a Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) rocket. It failed to communicate after deployment.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||Australian Defence Force Academy, Royal Australian Air Force|
|Contractors:||University of New South Wales|
|Equipment:||AIS receiver, ADS-B receiver, Software-Defined Radio|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|RAAF M1||2018-099||03.12.2018||Va SLC-4E||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with SkySat 14, 15, Eu:CROPIS, STPSat 5, FalconSat 6, NEXTSat 1, KazSTSAT, eXCITe, SeeMe, ICEYE X2, BlackSky Global 2, ESEO, Hawk A, B, C, Capella 1, AISTECHSAT 2, BlackHawk, CSIM-FD, Hiber 2, ITASAT 1, Landmapper-BC 4, ORS 7A, 7B, Al-Farabi 2, Astrocast 0.1, Audacy 0, BRIO, Centauri 1, Eaglet 1, Enoch, Flock-3s 1, 2, 3, ICE-Cap, K2SAT, KazSciSat 1, MinXSS 2, Orbital Reflector, SeaHawk 1, SNUSAT 2, THEA, VESTA, PW-Sat 2, SNUGLITE, VisionCube, RANGE A, B, Elysium-Star 2, ExseedSat 1, Fox 1C, Irvine 02, JY1-Sat, KNACKSAT, MOVE 2, SpaceBEE 5, 6, 7, Suomi-100, WeissSat 1, Sirion Pathfinder 2, OrbWeaver 1, 2, (US Gov), (US Gov), (US Gov)|