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TetherSat 1, 2

TetherSat 1, 2 [NPS]

Tethersat wass a 3U CubeSat that splits into two 1.5U CubeSats joined by a 1 km tether to test electrodynamic tether propulsion.

It was a mission of the Naval Postgraduate School and was to be launched via the Space Test Program (STP) and NASA's ELaNa initiative. The student project was ended before the satellite could be completed.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Experimental
Operator: STP / Naval Postgraduate School
Contractors: Naval Postgraduate School
Configuration: 2 × CubeSat (1.5U)
Propulsion: ?
Power: Deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 5 years
Mass: 3 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
TetherSat 1 - cancelled with ?, TetherSat 2
TetherSat 2 - cancelled with ?, TetherSat 1


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