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Unicorn 1

Unicorn 1 [Alba Orbital]

The Unicorn 1 mission is a picosatellite developped by Alba Orbital to the 2P PocketQube form factor.

The mission of Unicorn-1 is twofold. The primary payload is an experimental 2.2 GHz S-Band half duplex radio which will trial a link to an Avanti geo-synchronous satellite called Artemis (now another satellite due to the end of life of Artemis). The secondary payload is an experimental ADS-B receiver to listen to aircraft beacons. It have a ground to LEO radio in the UHF amateur band at 437 Mhz using AX25.

Unicorn 1 is planned to be launched in 2020 onboard of UniSat 7, which will deploy it.

Nation: UK
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Alba Orbital
Contractors: Alba Orbital
Equipment:
Configuration: PocketQube (2P)
Propulsion: none
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: < 1 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Unicorn 1 - 2020 Ba Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with CAS500 1, UniSat 7, Arduiqube, FEES, ?

References:

Further Unicorn missions: