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In-Orbit Demonstration of PICOSATS’ products on board D-Orbit’s ION Satellite Carrier

Apr 26, 2023 | News

This opportunity will enable PICOSATS to reach flight heritage and enter the SATCOM equipment market with flight proven products.

PICOSATS today announced the signing of a contract with the space logistics transportation company D-Orbit for the In-Orbit Demonstration of the RADIOSAT Ka-band transponder and the BEAMSAT K/Ka-band horn antenna aboard the ION Satellite Carrier. ION Satellite Carrier is a multipurpose vehicle capable of performing satellite transport, payload hosting and advanced edge computing services in orbit in a single mission.

The mission is scheduled for October 2023 and the target orbit is SSO, at an altitude of 500 – 600 km.