Commtrail (Tyvak-0092, NANOVA)

Commtrail
Commtrail
Commtrail
Name Commtrail (Tyvak-0092, NANOVA)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Operational? (No news found as of 2019-12-27, but likely operational)
Launched 2019-12-11
NORAD ID 44852
Deployer RailPOD [Tyvak]
Launcher PSLV (C48)
Organisation Elbit Systems
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Nation (HQ) Israel
Nation (AIT) US
Manufacturer AIVT by Tyvak
Operator Elbit Systems
Oneliner

UHF communication payload providing a direct satellite link for data, voice and text messaging for commercial constellation demonstration.

Description

Search and rescue. Demonstrate Search & Rescue capabilities, COMMTRAIL is a machine-to-machine communication demonstration and validation vehicle, designed to acquire signals from Ground Terminals and downlink to Ground Stations. Ultra High Frequency (UHF) communication payload providing a direct satellite link for data, voice and text messaging. PAYLOAD: COMMTRAIL payload is a UHF software defined radio (SDR) equipped with a customized deployable helix antenna. Ultra High Frequency (UHF) communication payload providing a direct satellite link for data, voice and text messaging.

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Keywords Deployable antenna

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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