Horus Satellite

Satellite name Horus (STARE B, Space-Based Telescopes for Actionable Refinement of Ephemeris))
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Reentry 2018-04-26. Was operational until? (eoPortal is referencing official spokesperson about Horus being in commissioning, but Skyrocket says nothing heard)
Launched 2013-11-20
NORAD ID 39397
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Minotaur I
Organisation LLNL (Lawrene Livermore National Laboratory)
Institution Institute
Entity type Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Launch brokerer Tyvak, ?
Partners Boeing

Observe objects in space for space situational awareness and orbital parameters refinement.


Observe objects that are predicted to pass close to a valuable space asset based on conjunction analysis using the AFSPC (Air Force Space Command ) catalog. Refinement of orbital parameters of space objects to reduce uncertainty in position estimation and improve accuracy of conjunction analysis. Full set of reaction wheels for attitude control and a more sensitive imager.

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Keywords SSA-Space Situational Awareness
On the same launch

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