Brik-II (satellite)

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Brik-II
Parties with a model of the BRIK-II satellite.jpg
The representatives of the 4 participating parties with a model of the Brik-II satellite.
ManufacturerISISpace, NLR and TU Delft
Country of origin Netherlands
OperatorRoyal Netherlands Air Force
Specifications
Spacecraft typeNanosatellite
Design life3 years
Launch mass<10kg
Production
StatusIn development
On order1
Maiden launchQ2 2019

Brik-II will be the first satellite of the Royal Netherlands Air Force. On 30 November 2017 C-LSK Dennis Luyt signed a contract with ISISpace, NLR and TU Delft. The nanosatellite would provide the Royal Netherlands Air Force with intelligence regarding navigation, communication and observation of the Earth. The satellite is scheduled to be launched in the second quarter of 2019.[1][2]

Namesake[edit]

The Brik-II satellite is named after the first airplane of the Royal Netherlands Airforce, named 'Brik'.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luchtmacht gaat de ruimte in" [Airforce goes to space]. defensie.nl (in Dutch). 30 November 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  2. ^ Raymond Boere (30 November 2017). "Simpele satelliet, maar vol speciale snufjes" [Simple satellite, however filled with special gadgets]. ad.nl (in Dutch). AD. Retrieved 3 December 2017.