TROOP-F2

TROOP-F2
Spacecraft name TROOP-F2
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Mass in kg 4.9 kg
Status not launched, expected in 2024
Launcher Falcon 9, (Transporter-10), (Momentus Vigoride), (Vigoride-7, VR-7)
Organization NearSpace Launch
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Country US
Manufacturer AIVT by NearSpace Launch
Operator NearSpace Launch
Oneliner

Act as docking target for VIGORIDE RPO Demo Mission 1 (“Vigoride”), which will approach it to 10 meters but not touch it.

Description

The goal of the TROOP-F2 mission is for the satellite to act as docking target for VIGORIDE RPO Demo Mission 1 (“Vigoride”), which will approach it to 10 meters but not touch it. After the target experiment is completed, it will continue to operate, testing radios and sensors.

TROOP-F2 contains the following systems:

Communications System:

  1. Two EyeStar S4 transceiver modules manufactured by NSL, each using a patch antenna, and communicating with the Iridium constellation on the established Iridium channels. Two are provided, only one is used at any given time. A GridEye Horizon Sensor on the patch antenna, allows transmitting only when the antenna is pointing away from the earth.
  2. 2) A transmitter in the 900 MHz band, to communicate location data to the Vigoride spacecraft. The transmitter uses a patch antenna.

All transmissions from the satellite can be suspended, with a command transmitted via the Iridium constellation from mission operations to the satellite.

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Keywords Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat

Last modified: 2023-10-14

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