PALISADE Satellite

Spacecraft name PALISADE
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 16U
Status Operational? (No news found as of 2020-04-09, last checked 2023-06-09)
Launched 2019-10-17
NORAD ID 44634
Deployer EXOpod 12U/16U [Exolaunch]
Launcher Electron
Entity name Astro Digital
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Nation US
Manufacturer AIVT by Astro Digital
Operator Astro Digital
Launch brokerer Rocket Lab
Partners Advanced Solutions

Technology demonstration satellite with propulsion system, communications system, and software developed by Advanced Solutions.


Built within only five months including a highly complex communications and in-orbit propulsion system payload. Technology demonstration satellite with on-board propulsion system, a next generation Astro Digital developed communications system, and software developed by Advanced Solutions Inc. including an advanced version of ASI’s MAX Flight Software.

The mission is named ‘As The Crow Flies’ in a nod to Astro Digital’s Corvus Platform, which provides flexible and cost-effective solutions across a wide range of applications and mission profiles on bus variants ranging from 6U and 16U CubeSats to ESPA Class. Corvus is also a widely-distributed genus of birds which includes crows.

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COTS subsystems
  • PLATFORM - Astro Digital
Keywords Propulsion

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