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TacSat 6

TacSat 6 [SMDC]

TacSat 6 was an experimental 3U cubesat built by the US Army SMDC for the ORS Office.

The mission demonstrated nanosatellite communication capabilities.

TacSat 6 was launched with a cluster of other Cubesats as a secondary payload on an Atlas-5(501).

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: ORS Office, US Army SMDC
Contractors: US Army SMDC
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 5 kg
Orbit: 462 km × 889 km, 120.50
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
TacSat 6 2013-072M 06.12.2013 Va SLC-3E Atlas-5(501) with Topaz 3, ALICE, SMDC-ONE 3.1, SMDC-ONE 3.2, SNaP, FIREBIRD FU1, FIREBIRD FU2, AeroCube 5A, AeroCube 5B, CUNYSAT 1, IPEX, M-Cubed/COVE 2

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