TechEdSat 5 [NASA]
TechEdSat 5 (Technical and Educational Satellite 5) is a 3.5U CubeSat. It was built as a conjoined project between San Jose State University (SJSU) and the University of Idaho as a collaborative engineering project, with oversight from the NASA Ames Research Center.
The TechEdSat-5 satelliteis based on the TechEdSat-4 design, but using an enlarged 3.5U CubeSat bus. It will introduce a modulating exo-brake capable of changing its surface area allowing the satellite to more precisely enter the atmosphere.
TechEdSat 5 has following science and mission objectives:
The satellite was launched on board of HTV 6 on an H-2B-304 rocket to be delivered to the International Space Station, from where it will be deployed at a later date.
|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:||397 km × 408 km, 51.64°|
|TechEdSat 5 (TES 5)||1998-067LB||09.12.2016||Ta YLP-2||H-2B-304||with EDT, TechEdSat 5, EGG, TuPOD, AOBA-VELOX 3, STARS C, FREEDOM, ITF 2, Waseda-SAT 3, OSNSAT, Tancredo 1|
Further TechEdSat 1 missions: