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TechEdSat 8 (TES 8)

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.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology, education
Operator: SJSU, University of Idaho, NASA Ames Research Center
Contractors: SJSU, University of Idaho, NASA Ames Research Center
Equipment: Hot Exo-Brake
Configuration: CubeSat (1×6U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Orbit: 400 km × 400 km, 51.6 (typical)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
TechEdSat 8 (TES 8) TBD 05.12.2018 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Dragon CRS-16, GEDI, RRM3, CAT 1, CAT 2, UNITE, Delphini 1