SHARC Biarri-Point Satellite

SHARC Biarri-Point
Spacecraft SHARC Biarri-Point (Spacecraft for High Accuraccy Radar Calibration)
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 5U
Status Reentry 2019-05-04. Was operational? (No public news found)
Launched 2017-04-18
NORAD ID 42712
Deployer NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]
Launcher Atlas V
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2017-05-17
Entity name Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Institution Military
Entity type Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Manufacturer AIVT by NearSpace Launch
Operator Unknown
Launch brokerer Nanoracks

Provide radar calibration for ground based radars.


Provide radar calibration for ground based radars. Demonstrate the capability to perform critical calibration of over 120 Tri-Service C-Band radars. Calibration is needed to meet tracking requirements of orbital objects. Demonstrate low latency delivery of data (min vs days) 5U Cubesat with transponder and GPS. Experimental payloads including a C-band transponder and GPS. The primary goal of SHARC is to contribute to the calibration of Department of Defense (DoD) tri-service C-band radar installations.

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Keywords Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat
On the same launch

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