SMDC-ONE [US Army]
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.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||ORS Office, US Army SMDC|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||499 km × 504 km, 40.51°|
|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|