Binar 2-4

Binar 2-4
Name Binar 2-4
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Organisation Curtin University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Australia
Launch brokerer Space BD

Test CubeSat technologies for deep space missions.


A series of 1U CubeSats which will include - UHF radio link for student activities and experiments. Operation of student payloads will take place from high schools with ground stations built by students. Schools will be encouraged to constantly operate a downlink only station and (with support from a licensed amateur) uplink from their station or from the university ground station.

The Binar team will support students who pursue an amateur license and start clubs at their schools.

  • Exploration of the operation of an Australian built constellation.
  • Additional validation of the Binar platform demonstrating a resilient system in a space environment.
  • Upgrade to the existing bus with more advanced communications.
  • Demonstrating tracking surface assets from a 1U with RF beacons.
  • Exploration of radiation shielding.
  • Operation of robotic elements from Fugro SpAARC facility, including software emulating hardware.
  • Testing of onboard digital twins.
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Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
Binar 2 (Binar-2) not launched 2023-12-30 400 km, 51.6 deg, ISS
Binar 3 (Binar-3) not launched 2023-12-30 400 km, 51.6 deg, ISS
Binar 4 (Binar-4) not launched 2023-12-30 400 km, 51.6 deg, ISS

Last modified: 2023-06-09
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