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UtilitySat 1

UtilitySat 1 [Astranis]

Astranis builds UtilitySat 1 a small reconfigurable geostationary high-throughput communications satellite to be used to provide broadband communications services .

The 300 kg satellite is to use electric propulsion to reach geostationary orbit. It features reconfigurable transponders in Ka, Ku, Q, and V band spectrum to serve a variety of mission needs for various customers.

After reaching orbit, Arcturus will provide replacement services for the failed Arcturus (Aurora 4A) until a full replacement becomes available.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communications
Operator: Astranis
Contractors: Astranis
Equipment: Ka, Ku, Q, and V transponders
Configuration: MicroGEO
Propulsion: PPS-1350
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 8 years
Mass: 400 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
UtilitySat 1 - 2024 CC Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Agila 3 ?, NuView A, NuView B,

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