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DSE 1, 2, 3

Trailblazer [SpaceDev]
DSE similar

From 2005 to 2007 SpaceDev was working for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) on the DSE (Distributed Sensing Experiment), a cluster of three microsats to perform tracking of ballistic targets. They were to work in tandem, to provide more capability than a single larger satellite.

The program was cancelled in 2007, but in 2008, ORS funded SpaceDev to modify one of the DSE satellites under the designation Trailblazer as test payload for the Falcon-1 launch vehicle.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: MDA
Contractors: SpaceDev
Equipment:
Configuration: MMB-100 Bus
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 83.5 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
DSE 1 - modified with DSE 2, DSE 3 / modified as Trailblazer
DSE 2 - cancelled with DSE 1, DSE 3
DSE 3 - cancelled with DSE 1, DSE 2