Hatchling Veery Satellite

Hatchling Veery
Hatchling Veery
Satellite Veery Hatchling (Veery-RL1, Veery V0.1, Clay)
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Reentry 2024-03-30. Was operational (Official social media)
Launched 2021-03-22
NORAD ID 47965
Deployer Maxwell [Rocket Lab]
Launcher Electron
Organization Care Weather
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Headquarters US

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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COTS subsystems
  • THRUSTER - AIS-gPPT3-1C Micro Pulsed Plasma Thruster
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Keywords Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat
On the same launch

Last modified: 2024-05-29

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