KARL Engineering will provide specialist spacecraft systems engineering services to the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group in support of the Buccaneer program.

The Buccaneer program is to be the first CubeSat mission with DST Group as the lead agency and aims to place a 3U CubeSat spacecraft into low earth orbit in 2017. The Buccaneer spacecraft will receive, process and downlink selected HF signals transmitted by the Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN).