|Units or mass||6U|
|Manufacturer||AIVT by AAC Clyde Space|
|Operator||AAC Clyde Space|
|Launch brokerer||Space BD, ISILaunch|
|Costs||$1.5 million for the &U satellite, launch and operations plus a ground segment software solution.|
Demonstrator for SkyFi constellation. Test the deployable antenna and high power payload of 1 Gbps downlink.
In February 2023, BeetleSat has announced the successful deployment of its lightweight, very-high data rate, expandable antenna in space. The in-orbit deployment of BeetleSat’s 60 cm expandable antenna from a 6U CubeSat is a significant milestone in the development of the BeetleSat constellation and proves the viability of its proprietary technology.
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|Keywords||Deployable parabolic antenna|
|NSLSat 1 (NSL-1, NSL 1)||Operational (Press release and personal contacts at AAC Clyde)||2019-07-05||530 km, 97.5 deg, SSO|
|NSLSat 2 (BeetleSat-1, NSL-2, NSL 2)||Operational (Confirmation on Twitter on 2023-01-09 and press release about antenna deployment on 2023-02-24 as of 2023-04-15)||2023-01-03||515 km, 97.5 deg|