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Capella 5

S3080, also called Whitney 3


Designation 48913 / 21059AL
Launch date 30 Jun 2021
Country of origin United States
Mission Remote sensing
Perigee/Apogee 526/543 km
Inclination 97.5°
Period 95.2 min
Launch vehicle Falcon #131

SAR operating at 9600 MHz +/- 300 MHz
Downlink: centered at 8212.5 MHz (337.5 MHz wide)

TT&C: downlink: center at 8027 MHz (1.4 MHz wide); uplink: center at 2036 MHz (1.4 MHz wide)

Inter-satellite link with Inmarsat: transmit 1525-1559 MHz, receive 1626.5-1660 MHz

Equipped with Phase Four's Maxwell engine (19 x 13.5 x 19cm and under 6 kg plasma propulsion system)

End of life

Decay 23 Feb 2023

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