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 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.
|Type / Application:||Experimental|
|Power:||Solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||407 km × 418 km, 51.6°|
|Red-Eye||1998-067QJ||04.05.2019||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with Dragon CRS-17, OCO 3, STP-H6|