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TINYSCOPE

TINYSCOPE [NPS]

TINYSCOPE (Tactical Imaging Nanosat Yielding Small-Cost Operations for Persistent Earth-coverage) is a 6U CubeSat designed by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) as a low-cost and easily replaceable imaging spacecraft that can produce tactically relevant imagery data.

Tactical requirements in this context would emphasize “good enough” image resolution with a rapid-response tasking loop and high revisit rate. The TINYSCOPE project intends to demonstrate the utility of small, risk tolerant spacecraft for tactical imagery.

It was selected in 2012 by NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) program to be launched as part of the ELaNa program, but was cancelled later.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)
Contractors: Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (6U)
Propulsion: None
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
TINYSCOPE - cancelled (via NASA ELaNa program) with ?

References:

  • Naval Postgraduate School Website