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ORS Tech 1, 2 (MBD 1, 2)

ORS Tech 1, 2 [JHU/APL]

The ORS Tech 1 and 2 (Operationally Responsive Space - Technology) satellites, formerly known as MBD 1 and 2 (Multimission Bus Demonstration), were created by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) as a flexible and modular multi-mission nano-satellite spacecraft architecture for low-cost execution of critical missions.

Under the pathfinder Multi-Mission Bus Demonstration (MBD) program, two triple (3U) CubeSat hardware prototypes have been developed. The ORS Tech 1 ans 2 mission are to validate a robust end-to-end system architecture, CONOPS, and key enabling nano-satellite technologies for future missions.

The two satellites were launched on a Minotaur-1 booster on the ORS 3 mission.

The technology demonstration segment of the mission ended in June 2014, when APL handed command and control of the spacecraft and ground system to its Department of Defense customer. ORS Tech 1 became unresponsive before the operational phase, but ORS Tech 2 performed well over the 10-month operational period until the spacecraft reentered Earth’s atmosphere. ORS-Tech-1 reentered on 21 March 2015 and ORS-Tech-2 on 3 April 2015.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL)
Contractors: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL)
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: none
Power: 4 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 10 months
Mass: 5 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ORS-Tech 1 (ex MBD 1) 2013-064H 20.11.2013 WI LA-0B Minotaur-1 with STPSat 3, ORS 3, ORSES, ORS Tech 2, SENSE 1, SENSE 2, Ho`oponopono 2, Firefly, STARE B (Horus), Prometheus 1, Prometheus 2, Prometheus 3, Prometheus 4, Prometheus 5, Prometheus 6, Prometheus 7, Prometheus 8, Black Knight 1, NPS-SCAT, COPPER, ChargerSat 1, TJ3Sat, Trailblazer 1, Vermont Lunar Cubesat, SwampSat, CAPE 2, DragonSat 1, KySat 2, PhoneSat v2.4
ORS-Tech 2 (ex MBD 2) 2013-064S 20.11.2013 WI LA-0B Minotaur-1 with STPSat 3, ORS 3, ORSES, ORS Tech 1, SENSE 1, SENSE 2, Ho`oponopono 2, Firefly, STARE B (Horus), Prometheus 1, Prometheus 2, Prometheus 3, Prometheus 4, Prometheus 5, Prometheus 6, Prometheus 7, Prometheus 8, Black Knight 1, NPS-SCAT, COPPER, ChargerSat 1, TJ3Sat, Trailblazer 1, Vermont Lunar Cubesat, SwampSat, CAPE 2, DragonSat 1, KySat 2, PhoneSat v2.4

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