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 mission is to test home grown communications architecture and other satellite technologies, which will assist in informing the future space capabilities of Australia. M2 Pathfinder was designed, assembled and tested in just 10 months
The satellite was launched on 13 June 2020 on a shared Electron KS launch.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||Australian Defence Force Academy, Royal Australian Air Force|
|Contractors:||University of New South Wales|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|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|