As part of ongoing efforts to improve system performance, Capella Space will be used to conduct an on-orbit test campaign.
ComponentsCapella-6 will be put into a maintenance mode for the duration of the test campaign where it will not be available to service tasking requests.
During the maintenance window the spacecraft will be prevented from servicing tasking requests during this period. No outstanding requests will be assigned to the vehicle and no new requests will be assigned to the vehicle during this period. The overall affect will just be a slight reduction in constellation collection capacity during the maintenance period.
The maintenance is scheduled from from 3pm UTC August 2 to 3am UTC August 3 (8am PT to 8pm PT) and will affect only Capella-6. If the experiment is completed ahead of schedule this post will be updated and the spacecraft will be released back to commercial operations ahead of schedule.