Binar Prospector

Binar Prospector
Spacecraft name Binar Prospector
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Organisation Curtin University
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Nation Australia

Binar Prospector will perform high resolution magnetometry of the Moon over targets of interest, to identify economically viable resources.

  • Make Australia NASA’s principal partner in in-situ resource utilisation at the Moon (ISRU), supporting a critical element of NASA’s Artemis program.
  • Continue to grow relationships with overseas agencies. Nothing succeeds like a joint mission, with NASA providing the launch, and JPL delivering comms and payload, and payload integration; joint operations with ESA providing mission control.
  • Continue to deliver value for Australian industry partners (Fugro assisting and trialling remote asset management at the Moon; Sitael assisting with propulsion integration and providing project management).
  • Demonstrate an interplanetary-class cubesat that can stand as a default vehicle for future Australian missions.
Sources [1] [2]
Photo sources [1]
Keywords Beyond Earth orbit

Related Spacecraft

Spacecraft Status Launcher Launch date Orbit
Binar Prospector A not launched not launched 2025-12-31 Lunar
Binar Prospector B not launched not launched 2025-12-31 Lunar

Last modified: 2023-06-09

Feel free to connect at any time.

Created by Erik Kulu


Social Platforms

LinkedIn: Nanosats
Twitter: @nanosatellites

Sister Websites

NewSpace Index:
Factories in Space:

Copyright © 2014 - 2024 Erik Kulu