VESTA
VESTA
VESTA
Name VESTA
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Operational (Press release from 2018-12-04)
Launched 2018-12-03
NORAD ID 43781
Deployer QuadPack (XL) [ISISpace],?
Launcher Falcon 9 (Spaceflight SSO-A, SHERPA)
Organisation Honeywell
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Nation (HQ) US
Nation (AIT) UK
Manufacturer AIVT by SSTL
Launch brokerer Spaceflight
Oneliner

Test new two-way VHF payload for the exactEarth maritime satellite constellation.

Description

Test a new two-way VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) payload for the exactEarth advanced maritime satellite constellation. VESTA platform will have 3-axis pointing capability, an SEU tolerant on-board computer, VxWorks operating system and an S-Band transmitter and receiver.

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Last modified: 2022-12-29
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