Technology Development Satellite

Brokkr-1 is a 6U CubeSat built by AstroForge in conjunction with Bastrop to demonstrate the technologies needed for mining on asteroids.

Name of SatelliteBrokkr-1 (OrbAstro-AF-1)
PurposeTechnology Development
Country of ContractorUK
Launch Mass (kg.)10
Class of OrbitLEO
Perigee (km)498
Date of Launch15.04.2023
Launch SiteVandeberg AFB
Launch VehicleFalcon 9
COSPAR Number2023-054B
NORAD Number56179

The Brokkr-1 refinery demonstration mission successfully launched on April 15, 2023 in order to test the full-system AstroForge engineering team, flight tests of critical subsystems in preparation for a deep space launch and, finally, the extraction of platinum from an asteroid simulator.


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