S5 [Blue Canyon Tech]
S5 is ESPA-Class MicroSat for the Air Force Research Laboratory by Blue Canyon Technologies capable of detecting and locating near-GEO (geo-synchronous orbit) space objects for routine and frequent updates to the GEO catalog
S5 is a state-of-the-art 60 kg microsat bus for the Space Situational Awareness (S5) mission, led by the Air Force. Applied Defense Systems (ADS) will provide the payload. BCT will spearhead integration of the S5 payload with the microsat bus, conduct launch vehicle integration and perform bus-level functionality testing of the spacecraft prior to delivery.
The satellite was unresponsive in orbit. In October 2019, the Mycroft microsatellite will be used to inspect it.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)|
|Contractors:||Applied Defense Systems (ADS) (payload); Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) (bus)|
|Power:||Deployable solar array, batteries|
|S5||2019-009D||22.02.2019||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with PSN 6, Beresheet|