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Arkyd 6A


Designation 43130 / 18004V
Launch date 12 Jan 2018
Country of origin United States
Perigee/Apogee 500/512 km
Inclination 97.6°
Period 94.6 min
Launch vehicle PSLV #43

Owned by Planetary Resources
This is a 6U CubeSat containing a demonstration of technology designed to detect water resources in space.

Next spacecraft of Planetary Resources will be Arkyd-301

Out of 17 elements that will be tested during Arkyd-6's flight, one of the most crucial technologies is the onboard mid-wave infrared (MWIR) imager. Other technologies tested include power generation, attitude determination, instrument operation and two-way communication.

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