“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

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.

 

Binar-2, Binar-3 & Binar-4

  • Launching – August 2024 with SpaceBD via ISS resupply mission (deployment in September 2024)
  • 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.

 

Binar-5, Binar-6, Binar-7

  • Launching – Coming soon
  • 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 Demonstrator

  • Launching – 2026-27
  • Configuration – 1 x 12U
  • Orbit – LEO
  • Aims – A LEO demonstrator of the Binar 12U platform designed for Lunar insertion following Earth orbit validation.

 

Binar Prospector

  • Launching – 2028
  • Configuration – 1 x 12U
  • Orbit – Low Lunar Orbit
  • Aims – Use the validated system from Prospector Demonstrator mission to perform high resolution magnetometry of the Moon over targets of interest, to identify economically viable resources for in-situ resource utilisation (ISRU).

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