TechEdSat 10 (TES 10) [NASA]
TechEdSat-10 contains 150 watt-hours of power storage, eight radios, nine processors, and a graphics processing unit. Additionally, the small satellite carries four cameras, including a stereoscopic virtual reality camera experiment.
Like several TechEdSat missions before it, this mission is demonstrating the exo-brake technology in its largest iteration to date. The exo-brake is designed to deploy an umbrella-like "brake" to increase drag and take a small satellite out of orbit. This mission, the exo-brake can be controlled or modulated by commands from the ground in order to target a re-entry point. In the future, this could enable sample return missions from orbit and future planetary missions.
It was selected in 2018 by NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) to be launched as part of the ELaNa program.
|Type / Application:||Technology, education|
|Operator:||SJSU, University of Idaho, NASA Ames Research Center|
|Contractors:||SJSU, University of Idaho, NASA Ames Research Center|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||412 km × 418 km, 51.64°|
|TechEdSat 10 (TES 10)||1998-067RQ||15.02.2020||WI LC-0A||Antares-230+||with Cygnus CRS-13, Red-Eye 2, Red-Eye 3, DeMI|