RAAF M2 Pathfinder (M2PF)

RAAF M2
RAAF M2
RAAF M2
Name RAAF M2 Pathfinder (M2PF)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Operational
Launched 2020-06-13
NORAD ID 45727
Deployer Maxwell [Rocket Lab],?
Launcher Electron
Organisation University of New South Wales (UNSW Canberra)
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Australia
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.

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Keywords AIS, ADS-B
Space photos RAAF M2

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Last modified: 2022-12-29
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