The small Red-Eye-3 satellite for the defense advanced research projects agency (DARPA) is scheduled to be launched from the International space station (ISS) on Wednesday night, NASA said.

Last Thursday, NASA announced the launch of 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 with the help of the Canadian SSRMS manipulator after its output to the station from the Japanese Kibo module.

For the benefit of DARPA, the Red-Eye-3 satellite will test satellite communications, on-Board computers, and thermal management technologies.

The first of the three Red-Eye satellites was launched in June 2019.

Currently, Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Wagner are working on the ISS, as well as American astronauts Christopher Cassidy, Douglas Hurley, and Robert Behnken.