- Guardian - Alpha
- Satellite ID
- Temporary NORAD ID
- Followed NORAD ID
- Country of Origin
Satellite is in orbit and operational
- Launch Date
It is a 3U satellite entirely developed by OrbAstro. Included: - Ultrascale+ based OBC - Novel long-life EPS, 36Wh - Full ADCS with dual star-trackers and GPS - SDR S-band transceiver - Electric Propulsion - 3rd-party hosted payloads - Solar panels - Ultra-light aluminium-carbon chassis
COTS redundant UHF transceiver and solar panel are included to de-risk. Total satellite mass is 1.66kg (not including 3rd-party hosted payloads & COTS redundant systems).
When the build-trigger was pulled, nuts/bolts to flight-qualified satellite shipped out the door: 5 days. There were some teething issues. Our aim for the Dec mission is 3 days. We are building batch-production capabilities with a lot of automation involved. More on that in a later post.
There are some very interesting payloads we’re not yet ready to reveal that will be flying on both missions. Watch this space!
- Downlink Mode
- Downlink Frequency
No observations recorded for Guardian - Alpha
- TLE Source
- Celestrak (supplemental)
- TLE Updated
- 2023-01-04 07:37:00 UTC
- TLE Set
1 70326C 23001AB 23003.66764859 .00091283 00000+0 51198-2 0 04
2 70326 97.5087 65.7870 0015886 214.5672 168.9126 15.13313322 12