ICE-Cap Satellite

Spacecraft ICE-Cap (IceCAP, Integrated Communications Extension Capability)
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Operational? Was it launched? (No public news found after launch. There seem to be 2 objects too many from this launch, but this was likely onboard based on pre-launch news. Gunter and Jonathan McDowell seem to have removed it from their databases however. Last checked 2023-06-10)
Launched 2018-12-03
NORAD ID Was it launched?
Deployer QuadPack (XL) [ISISpace],?
Launcher Falcon 9 (Spaceflight SSO-A, SHERPA)
Organization US Navy PEO Space Systems (NAVWAR, SPAWAR)
Institution Military
Entity type Government (Civil / Military)
Country US
Manufacturer AIVT by Space Micro
Launch brokerer Spaceflight

Demonstrate communications through the Mobile User Objective System to send data to users on secure networks.


System will demonstrate the ability to communicate through the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) to send data directly to users on secure networks. ICE-Cap will also show the ability to relay communications from a user near the North Pole to another user half way around the world.

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Photo sources [1]
On the same launch

Last modified: 2024-05-29

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