Tyvak Satellite Starts Delivering Images

Irvine-based satellite developer Tyvak said this morning tht its Tyvak-0130 satellite has been successfully been delivering thousands of images taken from orbit. According to the company, the satellite–launched as a rideshare on May 15th on a SpaceX Starlink mission–the company has completed in-orbit system checkout and commissioning of its Tyvak-0130 satellite, and has transmitted over 4,000 pictures back to earth. The company said the satellite was developed in a partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The company did not release any of those images, but said that the Tyvak-0130 mission is to demonstrate advanced capabilities for space domain awareness (SDA), earth observation, and astronomy.