Red-Eye 2 [NASA]
RED-EYE is a DARPA program to develop and demonstrate technologies which increase the utility of low-cost microsatellites.
RED-EYE is a proprietary investigation that develops and demonstrates technologies that increase the utility of low-cost microsatellites. RED-EYE demonstrates lightweight, low-power, gimballed inter-satellite communications links appropriate for the approximately 100 kg class satellites. RED-EYE also demonstrates new attitude control components, onboard processors, software-defined radios and telescope technology.
Red-Eye 1 (Pinot) was launched as an internal payload on the Dragon CRS-17 mission to the ISS, where it was deployed via the JEM airlock using the NanoRacks Kaber deployer on 27 June 2019.
Red-Eye 2 (Merlot) was launched onboard of Cygnus CRS-13 to the ISS. It was deployed on 17 June 2020.
Red-Eye 3 (Cabernet) was released from the ISS later in June 2020.
|Type / Application:||Experimental|
|Contractors:||Millennium Space Systems|
|Power:||Solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||407 km × 418 km, 51.6° (#1); 417 km × 419 km, 51.65°(#2); 416 km × 419 km, 51.65° (#3)|
|Red-Eye 1 (Pinot)||1998-067QJ||04.05.2019||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with Dragon CRS-17, OCO 3, STP-H6|
|Red-Eye 2 (Merlot)||1998-067RM||15.02.2020||WI LC-0A||Antares-230+||with Cygnus CRS-13, Red-Eye 3, DeMI, TechEdSat 10|
|Red-Eye 3 (Cabernet)||-||15.02.2020||WI LC-0A||Antares-230+||with Cygnus CRS-13, Red-Eye 2, DeMI, TechEdSat 10|