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 Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center’s 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.
|Type / Application:||Technology ?|
|Operator:||US Space Force (USSF)|
|Contractors:||Millennium Space Systems|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|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|