RAAF M2

RAAF M2
RAAF M2
RAAF M2
RAAF M2
RAAF M2
RAAF M2
RAAF M2
RAAF M2
RAAF M2
Spacecraft RAAF M2
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 6U (1/2 12U)
Organization University of New South Wales (UNSW Canberra)
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Headquarters Australia
Partners Australian Defence Force (ADF)
Oneliner

Deliver to the RAAF AIS / ADS-B capability across the globe using COTS AIS and ADS-B systems.

Description
  • Deliver to the RAAF AIS / ADS-B capability across the globe using COTS AIS and ADS-B systems.
  • Test, validate and further develop Australian SSA capabilities by providing engineering design and performance data for the design of future passive radar systems to track LEO spacecraft.
  • Develop and demonstrate software defined radio capability, which is used to support AIS and ADS-B monitoring and recording and GNSS SDR receive capability for passive LEO tacking.
  • Develop and demonstrate building-block technologies and CONOPS for future ADF space capabilities. Bespoke mechanical design supporting a large deployable model, a custom UNSW Canberra flight computer, custom deployable antennae and custom software defined radio receivers.
Results

Successfully commissioned several of our mostly in-house subsystems:

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Subsystems sources [1]
Keywords AIS, ADS-B
Space photos RAAF M2RAAF M2

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Related Spacecraft

Satellite Status Launcher Date Orbit
RAAF M2 A (M2-A) Operational (Confirmation on LinkedIn about separation on 2021-09-10 and news about taking image of Earth from 2022-08-04 last checked 2023-06-08) Electron 2021-03-22 550 km, 45 deg
RAAF M2 B (M2-B) Operational (Confirmation on LinkedIn about separation on 2021-09-10 and news about taking image of Earth from 2022-08-04 last checked 2023-06-08) Electron 2021-03-22 550 km, 45 deg

Last modified: 2023-06-09

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