TechEdSat 8 (Technical and Educational Satellite 8) is a 1×6U 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.
It is a technology demonstration mission that will further develop and demonstrate the Exo-Brake system through full recovery of a payload. It will feature a semi-autonomous control system to target the entry face point, as well as capabilities to measure a unique ablation device on the forebody.
It was selected in 2017 by NASA 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:||400 km × 400 km, 51.6° (typical)|
|TechEdSat 8 (TES 8)||-||2018||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with Dragon CRS-16, GEDI, CATSat, UNITE, Delphini 1|