Satis Satellite

Name Satis
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 12U
Status not launched, expected in 2027
Launcher not launched
Organisation ESA (European Space Agency)
Institution Institute
Entity type Government (Civil / Military)
Nation Belgium

Apophis Rendezvous Mission.


Rendezvous with Apophis two months prior to its close encounter with Earth on Friday 13th April 2029 at 31,500 km altitude over Atlantic ocean. Characterise change in physical properties before/during/after close encounter.

Profile: launch May 2027 to SSO 500 km with 350 kg kick stage, kick stage burn to Earth escape, 2-year transfer with M-ARGO electric propulsion.

Status: Phase A/B approved, two parallel Phase A studies planned to start in Q3 2023 (open competition).

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Keywords Propulsion, Beyond Earth orbit

Last modified: 2023-06-09

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