Tyvak-0171 (SIRION-2?) Satellite

Spacecraft name Tyvak-0171 (SIRION-2?, EchoStar 2, Helios 3)
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status Reentry 2024-02-10. Was semi-operational? (Propulsion failed and did not reach nominal operational altitude, but otherwise likely operational)
Launched 2020-09-02
NORAD ID 46295
Deployer RailPOD [Tyvak]
Launcher Vega (Small Satellite Mission Service)
Entity name EchoStar
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Country US
Manufacturer AIVT by Terran Orbital

Two tiny S-band satellites to jumpstart a low-Earth-orbit constellation using spectrum gained through its acquisition of Helios Wire. 

Failure cause Propulsion from a supplier failed.
Sources [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]
COTS subsystems
  • PLATFORM - Tyvak
On the same launch

Last modified: 2024-05-29

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