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Red-Eye

Red-Eye [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 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.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Experimental
Operator: DARPA
Contractors:
Equipment: ?
Configuration: ?
Propulsion: ?
Power: Solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: ~100 kg
Orbit: 407 km × 418 km, 51.6
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Red-Eye 1998-067QJ 04.05.2019 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Dragon CRS-17, OCO 3, STP-H6

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