Tyvak-0172 (SIRION-1, EchoStar 1, Helios 2)

Name Tyvak-0172 (SIRION-1, EchoStar 1, Helios 2)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status Semi-operational? (Propulsion failed and did not reach nominal operational altitude, but otherwise likely operational)
Launched 2020-08-30
NORAD ID 46267
Deployer RailPOD [Tyvak]
Launcher Falcon 9
Organisation EchoStar
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Nation US
Manufacturer AIVT by Tyvak
Oneliner 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]

Last modified: 2022-07-23
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