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Trailblazer 1 (SPA-1 Trailblazer)

Trailblazer 1 (SPA-1 Trailblazer) [COSMIAC]

Trailblazer 1, also known as SPA-1 Trailblazer is an 1 Unit CubeSat designed and built by COSMIAC at University of New Mexico (UNM), Albuquerque, NM, USA.

The satellite will provide a proof-of-concept flight for an AFRL (Air Force Research Laboratory) sponsored bus design called SPA (Space Plug-and-play Architecture). The PnP (Plug-and-Play) type architecture is a capability that will allow for rapid development and delivery of satellite and defense systems.

In 2011, Trailblazer 1 was down-selected for a launch opportunity through the NASA ELaNa program.

The satellite was successfully deployed in orbit, but no signals were received.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Magnetospheric Research, Technology
Operator: COSMIAC, University of New Mexico (UNM)
Contractors: COSMIAC, University of New Mexico (UNM), Pumpkin Inc. (bus)
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 1 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Trailblazer 1 (SPA-1 Trailblazer) 2013-064W 20.11.2013 WI LA-0B Minotaur-1 with STPSat 3, ORS 3, ORSES, ORS Tech 1, ORS Tech 2, Prometheus 1, Prometheus 2, Prometheus 3, Prometheus 4, Prometheus 5, Prometheus 6, Prometheus 7, Prometheus 8, SENSE 1, SENSE 2, Ho`oponopono 2, Firefly, STARE B (Horus), TetherSat 1, TetherSat 2, Black Knight 1, NPS-SCAT, COPPER, ChargerSat 1, TJ3Sat, Vermont Lunar Cubesat, SwampSat, CAPE 2, DragonSat 1, KySat 2, PhoneSat v2.4