Please make a donation to support Gunter's Space Page.
Thank you very much for visiting Gunter's Space Page. I hope that this site is useful and informative for you.
If you appreciate the information provided on this site, please consider supporting my work by making a simple and secure donation via PayPal. Please help to run the website and keep everything free of charge. Thank you very much.

PTLS

PTLS [AFIT]

The PTLS (Persistent TT&C using LEO Satcom) is a 3U-CubeSat picosatellite built by the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) to test communications with a CubeSat via the Iridium network.

The PTLS mission uses an Iridium 9602 Short Burst Data (SBD) transceiver to conduct experiments to measure systemís ability to:

  • Report on-orbit events in near real-time;
  • Command a satellite anytime, anywhere;
  • Receive telemetry and science data in near real-time.
Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology test
Operator: Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
Contractors: Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (4U)
Propulsion:
Power: 4 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
PTLS - with ?