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CSTB 3

CSTB 3 [Boeing]

The CSTB 3 (CubeSat TestBed 1) cubesat was a planned a 1.5 kg Nanosatellite for technical research. An Integrated Defense Systems Advanced Systems team of engineers at Huntington Beach, Calif., is building the spacecraft as a testbed for components that will be used in Boeing's development of nanosatellites (spacecraft weighing less than 10 kg).

The mission of CSTB 3 was to demonstrate 3-axis attitude control with a complete ADCN (Attitude Determination, Control and Navigation) subsystem, a communications system with higher communication data rates featuring a deployable high-gain S-band dish antenna. Also onboard autonomy and an advanced dynamic power management were to be tested

The satellite was later cancelled.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Boeing
Contractors: Boeing
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
CSTB 3 - cancelled with ?

References:

  • , March 2009