CENTAURI-5 implements new antenna technologies that maximize the capabilities of nanosatellites in Low Earth Orbit. Launching large batches of small satellites drives down connectivity costs for customers while improving coverage and network resilience in areas in high need of satellite communication. The Centauri satellites are built to the 6U CubeSat form factor. They weigh less than 10 kg and are the size of a shoebox.
“CENTAURI-5, our new 3D printed all-metal patch antenna satellite, will not only provide digital beamforming in S-band frequency, but will revolutionize the New Space Industry,” said Fleet Space Technologies CEO Flavia Tata Nardini. “We are extremely excited to launch this satellite in partnership with Terran Orbital and SpaceX. CENTAURI-5 will be the 7th satellite of our planned constellation, with another four launches upcoming. We build, we launch, and we deliver upon our promises to keep growing our satellite constellation and deliver connectivity to our customers across the globe.”
Terran Orbital is the leading manufacturer of small satellites primarily serving the United States aerospace and defense industry. Terran Orbital provides end-to-end satellite solutions by combining satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and in-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers.
About Terran Orbital
The CENTAURI-5 spacecraft is part of a fleet commissioned by Fleet Space Technologies to provide global connection solutions tailored to the energy, utility, and resource industries. The spaceship was created and developed by Tyvak International, a Terran Orbital Corporation. Fleet Space is supplying the payload, which comprises of the world’s first 3D printed all-metal patch antenna array paired with S-Band Digital Beamforming. The Trestles platform serves as the spacecraft’s foundation.
“Terran Orbital is ecstatic to provide innovative satellite solutions that make revolutionary constellations like Fleet Space possible,” said Terran Orbital Co-Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer Marc Bell. “Our engineers work day in and day out to fine-tune life-changing and lifesaving missions. The energy, utility, and resource data gathered from CENTAURI-5 will not only lead to technological innovations, but also increased quality of life for people around the world.”