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
FHAB GS1-JO66kt 2021-11-27 13:58:37 UTC
MAUSyagi-FN32ig 2021-11-26 05:54:02 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 Set
1 48907U 21059AE  21341.41660458  .00000871  00000+0  53182-4 0  9998
2 48907 97.5310 107.8900 0012091 48.4940 311.7326 15.12854180 24882
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