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Overview

The ARROW satellite bus is Airbus’ answer to an innovative, responsive, versatile and affordable platform for high-performance space applications. The ARROW satellite platform can serve many missions, including high data-rate low latency communications, collection and tracking of radio frequency sensing data, Earth observation with a high revisit, machine to machine communications, internet of things research, as well as in-orbit technology demonstration missions.


Arrow is a commoditized space vehicle, utilizing a design-for-manufacturing approach originated for the OneWeb commercial satellite constellation, and produced in an assembly line process to take advantage of economies of scale. Airbus’ approach is sought by both commercial and government customers, particularly for proliferated LEO constellations contemplated by the U.S. government.

Specifications

Component Type
SmallSat Platform
Form Factor
SmallSat
Vendor
Airbus
Dry Mass
100.0 kg
Average Power
N/A
Heritage
Yes
Status
In Production