Radix Satellite

Satellite name Radix
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status Reentry 2020-04-07. Was operational (Personal contact 2018-07-07, no public news found)
Launched 2018-05-21
NORAD ID 43550
Deployer NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]
Launcher Antares
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2018-07-13
Entity name Analytical Space
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Country US
Manufacturer AIVT by Hedron
Operator Hedron
Launch brokerer Nanoracks

First pilot satellite for demonstration of the concept of operations for a RF optical data relay.


First pilot satellite. Optical small satellite communications network. Demonstration of the concept of operations for a RF optical data relay. The CubeSat shall receive transmission in RF (S-band) from the ground and/or from beta-test customer spacecraft already on orbit and store the data on board. The CubeSat shall downlink the data to the ground using laser communication.

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Keywords Deployable parabolic antenna, Laser transmitter
On the same launch

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