Perseus-M
Mission typeMaritime surveillance
OperatorAquila Space
COSPAR IDM1: 2014-033AF
M2: 2014-033AD
SATCAT no.M1: 40039
M2: 40037
Mission duration8 years, 2 months and 2 days (ongoing)
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerElecnor Deimos
Start of mission
Launch date19 June 2014; 8 years ago (2014-06-19)
RocketDnepr
Launch siteDombarovsky
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Eccentricity0
Perigee altitude620 km (390 mi)
Apogee altitude620 km (390 mi)
Inclination97.9°
 

Perseus-M is a pair of microsatellite developed by Russian-American company Dauria Aerospace and launched in 2014. The satellite is built in 6U Cubesat bus (0.3x0.2x0.1m), optimized for piggy-back launch. All instruments are powered by solar cells mounted on the one side of spacecraft, providing approximately 6W average power.[1]

Launch

Perseus-M1 and Perseus-M2 were launched from Dombarovsky site 13, Russia, on 19 June 2014 by a Dnepr rocket. Telemetry beacons were received and decoded by multiple amateur ground station operators starting on 6 July 2014. [2]

Mission

The satellites are intended primarily for radio-frequency maritime surveillance under contract with Russian Federation.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Perseus-M 1, 2".
  2. ^ "DK3WN SatBlog".
  3. ^ "News - Dauria Aerospace". Archived from the original on 2014-07-07. Retrieved 2014-07-05.