Dutch, Norwegian governments contract with NanoAvionics for 2 cubesats to perform signals intelligence

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Move over, Hawkeye 360, UnseenLabs and Kleos Space: The Norwegian and Dutch governments are entering the space-based signals intelligence market, starting with two 6U cubesats ordered from Lithuania-based NanoAvionics.

The two satellites, each weighing about 10 kilograms, are to be launched into a 450-600-kilometer orbit in 2022 and positioned 15-25 kilometers apart on the same orbital plane.

The mission, called BROS — binational radio-frequency observing satellites — will geolocate and measure target radars’ angle of arrival . . .

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