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CNCE 1, 2, 3

CNCE Blk. 1 [MDA]

The CNCE Blk.1 (CubeSat Network Communications Experiment Block 1) satellites by the Missile Defense Agency will replicate an advanced on-orbit concept of operations involving satellite-to-satellite communications and satellite-to-ground communications in the space environment.

The CNCE Blk 1 satellites will support experiments in autonomous mesh networking. They will mimic two suborbital interceptor kill vehicles and test communications between them.

Two of these, CNCE 1 and CNCE 3, were launched on a shared LauncherOne rocket in 2021.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
Contractors:
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
CNCE 1 2021-058E 30.06.2021 Mo RW12/30 LauncherOne with HALO-Net Free Flyer, Gunsmoke-J 4, CNCE 3, Brik-2, STORK 4, STORK 5
CNCE 2 - 202x with ?
CNCE 3 2021-058D 30.06.2021 Mo RW12/30 LauncherOne with HALO-Net Free Flyer, Gunsmoke-J 4, CNCE 1, Brik-2, STORK 4, STORK 5

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