“We believe that Binar Space Program takes a major role in broadening the value of the space sector especially by involving and inspiring younger generations. In order to provoke more innovations in space, the market must grow sustainably, and enlightening the next generation scientists will be essential. We will continue providing steady and easier access to space as the program grows, and hope to help this program become the symbol of advancement of the space sector.”

Mac Kanazawa
SpaceBD – COO

Launch 1: Binar-1

  • Launching – Q3 2021 via ISS resupply mission
  • Configuration – 1U
  • Orbit – Low Earth Orbit – ISS deployed (Altitude: ~400km, Inclination: ~52°)
  • Mission Objectives – Validation of the Binar small satellite bus in LEO, delivered as a single 1U from the ISS, moving our platform towards TRL maturity. The bus core is compact enough that we can fly two within a 1U form factor, with room for payload. Binar-1’s payload consists of two cameras to explore operation of small COTS sensors in space.
  • Engagement – As Western Australia’s first spacecraft, this marks the start of our state’s journey into space. The use of amateur frequencies on this satellite forms the backbone of an exciting opportunity to engage the community and STEM students. Our outreach program aims to inspire bold projects in space exploration.

 

Launch 2: Binar-2, Binar-3 & Binar-4

  • Launching – Q2 2022 via ISS resupply mission
  • Configuration – 3 x 1U
  • Orbit –  Low Earth Orbit – ISS deployed (Altitude: ~400km, Inclination: ~52°)
  • Mission Objectives – Exploration of the operation of an Australian built constellation. Additional validation of the Binar platform demonstrating a resilient system in a space environment. Upgrade to the existing bus with more advanced communications. Demonstrating tracking surface assets from a 1U with RF beacons. Exploration of radiation shielding. Operation of robotic elements from Fugro SpAARC facility, including software emulating hardware. Testing of onboard digital twins.

 

Launch 3: Binar-5, Binar-6 & Binar-7

  • Launching – Q4 2022 via ISS resupply mission
  • Configuration – 3 x 1U
  • Orbit –  Low Earth Orbit – ISS deployed (Altitude: ~400km, Inclination: ~52°)
  • Mission Objectives – Further demonstration of home-grown constellation development. Further validation for the Binar platform. Incorporating payloads, designed and built by Western Australian students.

 

Binar Prospector

  • Launching – 2025 via Commercial Lunar Payload Service (CLPS)
  • Configuration – 2 x 6U
  • Orbit – Low Lunar orbit
  • Aims – Two spacecraft inserted into lunar orbit via a NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Service (CLPS) mission. Binar Prospector will perform high resolution magnetometry of the Moon over targets of interest, to identify economically viable resources.
  • Objectives – Make Australia NASA’s principal partner in in-situ resource utilisation at the Moon (ISRU), supporting a critical element of NASA’s Artemis program. Continue to grow relationships with overseas agencies. Nothing succeeds like a joint mission, with NASA providing the launch, and JPL delivering comms and payload, and payload integration; joint operations with ESA providing mission control. Continue to deliver value for Australian industry partners (Fugro assisting and trialling  remote asset management at the Moon; Sitael assisting with propulsion integration and providing project management). Demonstrate an interplanetary-class cubesat that can stand as a default vehicle for future Australian missions.

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