SHARC Biarri-Point (Spacecraft for High Accuraccy Radar Calibration)

SHARC Biarri-Point
Name SHARC Biarri-Point (Spacecraft for High Accuraccy Radar Calibration)
Type 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
Organisation Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Institution Military
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Manufacturer AIVT by NearSpace Launch
Operator Unknown
Launch brokerer Nanoracks
Oneliner

Provide radar calibration for ground based radars.

Description

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

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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