Space/Satellite

Charlie Satellite Launch

Follow this page for news and updates on the launch of Charlie, Aurora Insight’s second satellite-based radio frequency sensor, launching with SpaceX’s Transporter-1. 

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UPDATE

Satellite charlie was successfully launched with SpaceX’s Transporter-1 mission on sUNDAY, January 24TH at 10:00am EST.

Our team has made contact with the satellite and we are looking forward to utilizing our newest sensor technology.  To learn more about the launch and our technology, watch the video below. You can also follow us on Twitter and Linkedin for future updates. 

About The Launch

Aurora Insight’s second satellite-based radio frequency spectrum sensor was launched on Sunday, January 24th at 10:00am EST from Cape Canaveral, FL. The launch was part of a dedicated rideshare mission with SpaceX’s Transporter-1 mission on the Falcon 9.  Transporter-1 is one of the largest and most diverse rideshare missions that includes 30 small satellites from the U.S. and Europe being integrated by German space company Exolaunch. It is also the first fully dedicated rideshare launch for nanosats and microsats as part of SpaceX’s SmallSat Rideshare Program in 2021. 

see 30 small satellites from the U.S. and Europe being integrated by German space
company Exolaunch. It is also the first fully dedicated rideshare launch for nanosats
and microsats as part of SpaceX’s SmallSat Rideshare Program in 2021

"This technology will provide Aurora Insight's clients with an entirely new understanding of the spectrum environment, and we can shed light on the ambiguity that has surrounded it for years. The answers we uncover will help advance communications around the world, and enable organizations to plan, invest, and move forward confidently with a data-driven strategy."

The Impact

These satellite-based RF sensors are critical to Aurora Insight’s Space Spectrum Scanning service, which unlocks new information about spectrum usage and interference across the globe. Radio frequency spectrum is an increasingly vital part of the progressive, digital economy. Aurora’s satellite-based sensors provide an unprecedented, commercially-available, exacting depiction of radio frequency energy. By providing a new understanding of spectrum, Aurora Insight is removing ambiguity and enabling organizations to invest, plan, and move forward with confidence. To learn more about our Space and Satellite offerings, click here

The satellite

The satellite, named Charlie, is the first of a two-part satellite mission this quarter. Aurora Insight partnered with NanoAvionics to build and integrate two nanosatellites, as well as provide launch and operation services. Both 6U nanosatellites are based on NanoAvionics’ standard M6P bus in a higher performance configuration, providing greater technical performance capabilities for Aurora’s radio frequency spectrum mission. 

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