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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 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.

Nation: Australia
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Australian Defence Force Academy, Royal Australian Air Force
Contractors: University of New South Wales
Equipment:
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

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