DOVER Satellite

Spacecraft name DOVER
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Launch failure
Launched 2023-01-09
NORAD ID Launch failure
Deployer QuadPack (XL) [ISISpace]
Launcher LauncherOne (UK)
Organisation RHEA Group
Institution Company
Entity type Commercial
Country UK
Manufacturer AIVT by Open Cosmos
Operator Open Cosmos
Costs RHEA Group’s Dover satellite, the company’s first, was co-funded by the UK Space Agency’s investment in the European Space Agency’s Navigation Innovation and Support Programme (NAVISP).

Transmit new PNT signals for position or time determination.


Transmit an innovative new signal, specially designed by engineers at RHEA, to provide data from space that can be used on the ground to obtain a position or an accurate time. It will broadcast these new signals so that their performance can be tested as part of the research project.

The satellite is a strong example of UK expertise in PNT technology, which underpins vast swathes of economic activity

DOVER is a great example of Open Cosmos’ ability to design, manufacture, launch and operate satellites in a responsive manner. The timescales for this future mission are impressively aggressive: 8 months from the moment of first contact with RHEA to getting an operating satellite in orbit. 

Dover was built in an ambitious timescale of only four months and was set to be a Pathfinder for GNSS-based positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) solutions. 

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