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Tyvak 0130


Designation 48606 / 21041BF
Launch date 15 May 2021
Country of origin United States
Mission Remote sensing
Perigee/Apogee 573/595 km
Inclination 53°
Period 96.2 min
Launch vehicle Falcon #126

6U cubesat (11 kg) to test new astronomical telescope optics. Successfully commissioned in June 2021.

The Medium field-of-view imager is optimised for high sensitivity for Space Domain Awareness and astronomy applications. This imager has a sensitive- backside-illuminated 2 Megapixel CMOS sensor. This imager features a platescale of 3.9 arcseconds per pixel and sensitivity to 14th magnitude stars (the dimmest object visible with the naked eye is typically magnitude 6.5) in a single 1-second photo.

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