The US launches second ISS military satellite in a week

11 months ago

The Red-Eye-3 small satellite, in the interests of managing promising research projects of the US Department of Defense, is planned to launch DARPA from the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday night, NASA reported.
Last Thursday, NASA talked about launching a similar Red-Eye-2 spacecraft into orbit from the station.
As noted on the NASA website, Red-Eye-3 will be launched on June 24 at 0.10 Moscow time using the Canadian SSRMS manipulator after it is brought out of the station from the Japanese Kibo module.
In the interest of DARPA, the Red-Eye-3 satellite will test satellite communications, on-board computers and thermal management technologies.
The first of three Red-Eye satellites was launched in June 2019.
Now the Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Wagner, as well as the American astronauts Christopher Cassidy, Douglas Hurley and Robert Benken, are working on the ISS.

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