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CNCE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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.

Two more improved CNCE Blk 2 satellites, called CNCE 4 and CNCE 5 were launched in May 2022.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
Contractors:
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
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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
CNCE 4 2022-057AM 25.05.2022 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Umbra 03, ICEYE X17, ..., X20, X24, ŅuSat 28, ..., 31, GHGSat C3, C4, C5, Hawk 5A, 5B, 5C, CICERO-2 1, 2, Sherpa-AC 1, ION-SCV 006, Guardian 1, SBUDNIC, Vigoride 3, SelfieSat, FossaSat 2E7, ..., 2E13, Veery FS-1, Urdaneta-Armsat 1, Spark 2, AMS, CNCE 4, 5, Platform 1, BroncoSat 1, Foresail 1, Planetum 1, SPiN 1, Connecta T1.1, Centauri 5, Lemur-2 152, Lemur-2 153, ..., 156, VariSat 1C, PTD 3, CPOD A, B, OMD 1
CNCE 5 2022-057AN 25.05.2022 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Umbra 03, ICEYE X17, ..., X20, X24, ŅuSat 28, ..., 31, GHGSat C3, C4, C5, Hawk 5A, 5B, 5C, CICERO-2 1, 2, Sherpa-AC 1, ION-SCV 006, Guardian 1, SBUDNIC, Vigoride 3, SelfieSat, FossaSat 2E7, ..., 2E13, Veery FS-1, Urdaneta-Armsat 1, Spark 2, AMS, CNCE 4, 5, Platform 1, BroncoSat 1, Foresail 1, Planetum 1, SPiN 1, Connecta T1.1, Centauri 5, Lemur-2 152, Lemur-2 153, ..., 156, VariSat 1C, PTD 3, CPOD A, B, OMD 1

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