|Name||Veery Hatchling (Veery-RL1, Veery V0.1, Clay)|
|Units or mass||1U|
|Status||Operational (Official social media)|
|Deployer||Maxwell [Rocket Lab]|
Building phone—sized weather satellites to power a super accurate forecast.
The Veery Hatchling mission will test Care Weather's vertically-integrated satellite power, computing, and avionics systems in a 1U CubeSat.
It paves the way for Care Weather's future constellation of scatterometric radar weather satellites capable of producing hourly maps of global wind speed and direction over the surface of the ocean.
Veery Hatchling is the first step in Care Weather's mission to save lives and livelihoods by better forecasting Earth's extreme weather.
After launch, Hatchling Veery makes initial contact with the Iridium network while freely tumbling. Next, it performs a variety of attitude control tests. Hatchling periodically communicates its temperature, attitude, reaction wheel operation, battery charge, power consumption, and power generation.
Uses a single micro-USB connector to charge the batteries, update software, monitor performance, debug, and ensure the system is powered off with a "Remove before flight" (RBF) pin.
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|Keywords||Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat|