TINYSCOPE (Tactical Imaging Nanosat Yielding Small-Cost Operations for Persistent Earth-coverage) is a 6U CubeSat designed by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) as a low-cost and easily replaceable imaging spacecraft that can produce tactically relevant imagery data.
Tactical requirements in this context would emphasize “good enough” image resolution with a rapid-response tasking loop and high revisit rate. The TINYSCOPE project intends to demonstrate the utility of small, risk tolerant spacecraft for tactical imagery.
It was selected in 2012 by NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) program to be launched as part of the ELaNa program, but was cancelled later.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)|
|Contractors:||Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)|
|Power:||2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries|
|TINYSCOPE||-||cancelled||(via NASA ELaNa program)||with ?|