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TechEdSat 13 (TES 13)

TechEdSat 13 (TES 13) [NASA]

The TechEdSat 13 (TES 13) is a 3U CubeSat from NASAs Ames Research Center in Californias Silicon Valley, is a 3U CubeSat that carries a unique artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) module featuring the first orbital flight of a neuromorphic processor and another test of the exo-atmospheric brake device.

The artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) module featuring the first orbital flight of a neuromorphic processor. This processor, the Intel Loihi, permits fast and efficient execution of AI/ML algorithms through a unique architecture that, in some ways, mimics the human brain.

In addition, there is a unique exo-atmospheric brake that will help rapidly de-orbit this and future nanosatellites. With this exo-brake technology, TechEdSat-13 will help address the accumulation and efficient disposal of orbital debris. This effort also helps to set the stage for autonomous navigation for nanosatellites to drop from orbit and reach their planned destination on Earth.

The TechEdSat flight series involves university interns and early career aerospace professionals. TechEdSat-13 was funded by various research groups within NASA, and the neuromorphic processor was provided by the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology, education
Operator: NASA Ames Research Center
Contractors: NASA Ames Research Center
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
TechEdSat 13 (TES 13) 2022-003B 13.01.2022 Mo RW12/30 LauncherOne with PAN A, PAN B, GEARRS 3, ADLER 1, STORK 3, SteamSat 2


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