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The PTLS (Persistent TT&C using LEO Satcom) is a 3U-CubeSat picosatellite built by the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) to test communications with a CubeSat via the Iridium network.

The PTLS mission uses an Iridium 9602 Short Burst Data (SBD) transceiver to conduct experiments to measure system’s ability to:

  • Report on-orbit events in near real-time;
  • Command a satellite anytime, anywhere;
  • Receive telemetry and science data in near real-time.
Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology test
Operator: Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
Contractors: Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
Configuration: CubeSat (4U)
Power: 4 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
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