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TechEdSat 12 (TES 12)

The TechEdSat 12 (TES 12) is a 3U CubeSat from NASAs Ames Research Center in Californias Silicon Valley, is a 3U CubeSat which will be used to test several technologies intended to help better track and identify CubeSats and other small spacecraft from the ground.

The CubeSat will include a radio frequency identification tag, a passive radar reflector that includes a unique spacecraft identifier, and a L-band tracking system. As the number of spacecraft are flown in Earth orbit increases and the size of those spacecraft decreases, systems such as these have the potential to aid future space situational awareness and space traffic management.

It was selected in 2020 by NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) to be launched as part of the ELaNa program.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology, education
Operator: NASA Ames Research Center
Contractors: NASA Ames Research Center
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
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Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
TechEdSat 12 (TES 12) - 2022 with ?

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