Mandrake 2B
Mission information
Name
Mandrake 2B
Alternate Names
MANDRAKE 2 BAKER
Satellite ID
KTGO-9559-9207-1146-9463
NORAD ID
48908
Country of Origin

United States of America

Status
Satellite alive
Operational

Satellite is in orbit and operational

Image
Mandrake 2B
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
400497500
Baud
19200
Most Recent Observers (last 24h)

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Orbital Elements
Latest Two-Line Element (TLE)
TLE Source
Celestrak (SatNOGS)
TLE Updated
2024-06-21 02:33:07 UTC
TLE Set
1 48908U 21059AF  24172.96796852  .00008034  00000+0  31330-3 0  9991
2 48908 97.6492 316.3493 0008662 74.5413 285.6781 15.26187923165400
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