Rogue Space Systems, a three-year-old startup developing small satellites for in-orbit servicing, launched its first demonstrator Nov. 11 on the SpaceX Transporter-9 rideshare mission.
SpaceX launched more than 100 satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket that lifted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
Rogue’s spacecraft, named Barry-1, will test the company’s on-board computing software and its ability to aggregate data from multiple sensors and process that data in real time, Rogue Space said. The data compute platform was developed with funding from the U.S. Space Force’s Orbital Prime program.
The pocket-size Barry-1 payload was built on a platform provided by EnduroSat, a Bulgarian cubesat specialist and integrated into an Exolaunch EXOpod Nova deployer.
Source : Space news