The Redwire Space Data Acquisition and Recovery System (DARS) is a stand-alone, high speed, high-capacity data capture and return. DARS records 128 GB of 4K UHD video or any other high-speed data (160 Mbps) over USB in a miniature recoverable capsule.

Redwire DARS technology features a robust data recovery capsule that is vacuum compatible, and tolerant to shock and vibration environments. A DARS unit includes GPS, Iridium, and Lo-Ra communications, on-board data storage, IMU, and other sensors, such as temperature and pressure.

Self-powered and controlled, the DARS solution does not require external power or commanding for operation and offers a long battery life (1 month prior to start of the mission, and 1-month post-release).

Engineered for water recovery, DARS offers long range (100 km) direct data transmission via Lo-Ra, as well as global communication via the Iridium constellation. DSS video camera and lighting system options are available.


DARS is designed to support a variety of aerospace systems and operational or test environments, such as:

  • HIAD Release
  • LV Core Stage
  • LV Upper Stage
  • Military Aviation
  • LV Interstage Adapters
  • LV Payload Fairings
  • Test Vehicles
  • Civil Aviation

Key features

Each unit includes:

  • GPS receiver
  • 3 Axis accelerometer
  • 3 Axis gyros
  • 3 Axis magnetometers
  • LoRa transceiver for command and telemetry
  • Polyurethane capsule

Flight heritage

Low-Earth Orbit Flight Test of an Inflatable Decelerator (LOFTID).

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Last updated: 2022-01-20

DARS-00-501 - Data Acquisition And Recovery System



1 kg
110 mm
110 mm
125 mm


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