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R5-S1 [NASA]

R5-S1 is a CubeSat technology demonstration mission by NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, intended to assess the suitability of commercial off-the-shelf components for free-flying extravehicular inspection capabilities including cameras, computers, and algorithms.

R5-S1 is intended to demonstrate a fast and cost-effective way to build successful CubeSats in addition to demonstrating some technologies that are important to in-space inspection, which could help to make crewed space exploration safer and more efficient. R5-S1 could prove a cheaper way to demonstrate crucial technologies like high-performance computers, cameras, algorithms and a new way for satellites to transmit pictures to the ground.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Satellite inspector
Operator: NASA
Contractors: NASA Johnson Space Center
Configuration: CubeSat (?U)
Power: Batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
R5-S1 - 2022 CC SLC-46 Astra Rocket-3.3 with BAMA 1, INCA, QubeSat


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