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TechEdSat 1 (TES 1)

TechEdSat 1 [SJSU]

TechEdSat 1 (Technical and Educational Satellite) was a 1U CubeSat. It was built as a conjoined project between San Jose State University (SJSU) and ÅAC Microtec in Sweden, with NASA Ames oversight.

The mission of this satellite is to evaluate Space Plug-and-play Avionics (SPA) designed in Sweden by ÅAC Microtec and to perform a communications experiment utilizing the Iridium and Orbcomm satellite phone networks.

TechEdSat 1 was launched on board of HTV 3 to the International Space Station, from where it was deployed on 4 October 2012.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology, education
Operator: SJSU, ÅAC Microtec, NASA Ames Research Center
Contractors: SJSU, ÅAC Microtec, NASA Ames Research Center, Pumpkin (structure)
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 3 months
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit: 402 km × 422 km, 51.65
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
TechEdSat 1 (TES 1) 1998-067CQ 21.07.2012 Ta YLP-2 H-2B-304 with HTV 3 (Kounotori 3), SCaN-Testbed, MCE, Raiko, WE WISH, FITSat 1, F 1

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