Slingshot 1 [The Aerospace Corporation]
Slingshot is a program, which looks to advance on-orbit experiments using modular and autonomous technologies on next-generation satellite systems. In essence, Slingshot looks to simplify the architecture with open standards and plug-and-play interfaces to streamline bus-to-payload, satellite-to-satellite, and space-to-ground communications.
A key feature of the Slingshot platform is the use of SatCat5, an open source mixed-media ethernet switch architecture that enables a variety of devices to communicate on the same network. Unlike other existing standards, such as CAN and SpaceWire, SatCat5 is able to simultaneously provide high throughput and low-power consumption using ethernet technologies and an end-to-end payload development kit.
Slingshot 1 carries following experiments:
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||The Aerospace Corporation|
|Contractors:||The Aerospace Corporation|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Slingshot 1||2022-074D||02.07.2022||Mo RW12/30||LauncherOne||with Recurve, Gunsmoke-L 1, NACHOS 2, MISR-B 1, CTIM-FD, GPX 2|