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PTD 5

The PTD 5 (Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator 5) is a 6U CubeSat technology demonstration mission.

Each PTD mission consists of a 6-unit (6U) CubeSat weighing approximately 12 kilograms and measuring 30 cm × 25 cm × 10 cm. Each PTD spacecraft will also be equipped with deployable solar arrays that provide an average of 44 watts of power while in orbit.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: NASA Ames Research Center
Contractors: NASA Ames Research Center; Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc.(bus)
Equipment: TBIRDS Laser communications terminal
Configuration: CubeSat (6U)
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 12 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
PTD 5 - 2024 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with W-Series 2 (Winnebago 2), YAC 1-1, Capella TBD6, AWS, EagleEye, Umbra-SAR 09, 10, YAM 7, MuSat 3, GNOMES 5, LUR 1, PExT, ThinkOrbital F2, ION-SCV 012, Impulse 2, Hubble 3, Dione, Kanyini, PTD 4, PTD 5, Kaladin, CroCube

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