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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)
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit:
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, ..., 8, SENSE 1, SENSE 2, Ho`oponopono 2, Firefly, STARE B, 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

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