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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
Configuration: PocketQube (2P)
Propulsion: none
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: < 1 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Unicorn 1 2022-002 13.01.2022 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Umbra 02, Capella 7, 8, ICEYE X14, X16, Sich 2-1, ION-SCV 004, Dodona, STORK 1, 2, LabSat, SW1FT, VZLUSAT 2, ETV A1, BRO 5, HYPSO 1, Kepler 16, ..., 19, Flock-4x 1, ..., 44, FOREST 1, Lemur-2 149, 150, Lemur-2 146, 147, DEWA-Sat 1, NuX 1, IRIS A, MDASat 1a, 1b, 1c, Gossamer Piccolomini, Tevel 1, ..., 8, Challenger, Delfi-PQ 1, Unicorn 2A, 2D, 2E, FossaSat 2E1, ..., 2E6, MDQube-SAT 1, SATLLA 2A, 2B, Unicorn 1, EASAT 2, HADES, Grizu-263a, PION-BR 1, SanoSat 1, Tartan-Artibeus 1, USA 320, ..., 323


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