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Tetra 1

Tetra 1 [Milennium Space Systems]

Tetra 1 is a military microsatellite created for various prototype missions in and around geosynchronous earth orbit. TETRA-1 was the first prototype award under the U.S. Space Forceís Space and Missile Systems Centerís Space Enterprise Consortium Other Transaction Authority (OTA) charter.

The satellites will support experimentation and Tactics, Techniques and Procedure (TTP) development at Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO). TETRA-1 is based on Millennium Space Systems' Altair-class small satellite product line.

The satellite was launched together with another payloads in late 2022 on the USSF-44 (formerly known as AFSPC-44) mission on a SpaceX Falcon-Heavy (Block 5) rocket to be deployed from the LDPE 2 satellite.

Three more Tetra satellites are planned.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology ?
Operator: US Space Force (USSF)
Contractors: Millennium Space Systems
Configuration: Altair
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Tetra 1 (USA 340 ?, USSF 44 PL2) 2022-144E ? 01.11.2022 CCK LC-39A Falcon-Heavy (Block 5)(px) with Shepherd Demonstration, LDPE 2, Alpine, LINUSS 1, 2, USA 344

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