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RAAF M2 Pathfinder (M2PF)

RAAF M2 Pathfinder [UNSW]

RAAF M2 Pathfinder is an Australian 3U-CubeSat designed and built by University of New South Wales for the Australian Defence Force Academy, Royal Australian Air Force as a risk reduction mission for the RAAF M2 mission.

The satellite was launched on 13 June 2020 on a shared Electron KS launch.

Nation: Australia
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
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 4 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
RAAF M2 Pathfinder (M2PF) 2020-037E 13.06.2020 OnS LC-1A Electron KS with ANDESITE Mule, ANDESITE Node 1-8, USA 301, USA 302, USA 303
Further RAAF missions: