OrbAstro-PC1 (ORB-6 Digantara)

ORB-6 Digantara
ORB-6 Digantara
Satellite name OrbAstro-PC1 (ORB-6 Digantara)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status Operational? (No news found and object not identified but that is common for OrbAstro. Last checked 2023-12-16)
Launched 2023-11-11
Deployer EXOpod Nova 12U/16U [Exolaunch]
Launcher Falcon 9 (Transporter-9)
Organisation Orbital Astronautics
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Nation UK
Manufacturer AIVT by Orbital Astronautics
Operator Orbital Astronautics

Demonstrate LiDAR-based technology to provide space situational awareness service.


Digantara, a space situational awareness company, has signed a contract with Orbital Astronautics (OrbAstro), a satellite and in-orbit service provider, to fly its SCOT (Space–based space Climate and Object Tracker) payload onboard an ORB-6 satellite platform launching towards the end of 2022.

The mission will focus on demonstration of a novel LiDAR-based technology developed by Digantara, and will serve as the pilot for their LEO constellation providing a space situational awareness service.

Digantara is building the world’s first in-situ orbital surveillance platform, SCOT. Digantara’s end to end platform, S-MAP (Space – Mission Assurance Platform) will change the way Mission design and operations are carried out in the industry today. Once deployed, Digantara’s satellite constellation will provide high fidelity data at 10x higher resolution than the current industry standards, effectively elevating space governance.

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Keywords SSA-Space Situational Awareness

Last modified: 2023-12-19

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