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ORSES

SMDC-ONE [US Army]
ORSES similar

US Army's ORSES (Operationally Responsive Space Enabler Satellite) satellite is an experimental 3U CubeSat designed by the ORS Office and SMDC to provide communications and data capabilities for underserved tactical users.

The satellite is based on the SMDC-ONE communications cubesats, but with an upgraded radio communication system and encryption.

The ORS Office independently developed the Vulcan Wireless Software Defined Radio (SDR) and the Raytheon Gryphon Type-I NSA certified encryption for first flight demonstration on the ORS-3 Mission. The SDR and Type-I encryption will provide significant performance and security upgrades to any future CubeSat mission.

The satellite deployed successfully and contact was established. Unfortunately, general system failures limited demonstration success. It reentered on 3 January 2016.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: ORS Office, US Army SMDC
Contractors:
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: none
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: 499 km × 504 km, 40.51
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ORSES 2013-064G 20.11.2013 WI LA-0B Minotaur-1 with STPSat 3, ORS 3, ORS Tech 1, ORS Tech 2, SENSE 1, SENSE 2, Ho`oponopono 2, Firefly, STARE B, Prometheus 1, ..., 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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