Pearl White, a U.S. Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) demonstration program, is set to launch no earlier than August 16 as part of a rideshare aboard a Rocket Lab Electron launch vehicle in summer 2019.
The launch will occur at the Rocket Lab Launch Complex-1 near Mahia, New Zealand. The program goal is to design, develop, launch and operate two 6U cubesat experimental spacecraft as an on-orbit testbed for emerging technologies in 2019.
The demonstration will test new technologies including propulsion, power, communications, and drag capabilities for potential applications on future spacecraft. The spacecraft will be placed in LEO with a notional altitude of ~540 km. and an inclination of ~45 degrees.
The two cubesats were built by Tiger Innovations Inc., which is located in Herndon, Virginia, and are designed for a lifetime of one year. Tiger Innovations Inc. will operate the spacecraft for the life of the program under the direction and oversight of AFSPC.
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