Mandrake 2A
Mission information
Name
Mandrake 2A
Alternate Names
MANDRAKE 2 ABLE
Satellite ID
IHTV-3923-1637-0884-7272
NORAD ID
48907
Country of Origin

United States of America

Status
Satellite alive
Operational

Satellite is in orbit and operational

Image
Mandrake 2A
Mission timeline
Launch Date
2021-06-30T00:00:00+00:00
Description

Mandrake 2 is a technology demonstration mission conducted under DARPA's Blackjack program consisting of two satellites. The twin Mandrake 2 satellites will carry optical inter-satellite links for broadband data. According to DARPA these could form the basis of future optically meshed networks in LEO. The satellites were made in just nine months by Astro Digital with optical links from SA Photonics.

Mode U - Downlink
Type
Transmitter
Downlink Mode
FSK
Downlink Frequency
400497900
Baud
19200
Most Recent Observers
Observer Latest Data
MAUSyagi-FN32ig 2022-03-04 19:25:21 UTC
M0EYT / 2E0NOG-IO80xs 2022-01-06 14:25:38 UTC
FHAB GS1-JO66kt 2021-11-27 13:58:37 UTC
Drachten-JO33bc 2021-11-07 14:33:25 UTC
Data Frames Decoded - 30 Days
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Orbital Elements
Latest Two-Line Element (TLE)
TLE Source
Celestrak (active)
TLE Updated
2022-11-29 23:23:37 UTC
TLE Set
1 48907U 21059AE  22333.09080624  .00003328  00000+0  18134-3 0  9992
2 48907 97.5762 101.5229 0009275 249.2137 110.8101 15.15072296 78844
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