Trailblazer 1 (SPA-1 Trailblazer) [COSMIAC]
Trailblazer 1, also known as SPA-1 Trailblazer is an 1 Unit CubeSat designed and built by COSMIAC at University of New Mexico (UNM), Albuquerque, NM, USA.
The satellite will provide a proof-of-concept flight for an AFRL (Air Force Research Laboratory) sponsored bus design called SPA (Space Plug-and-play Architecture). The PnP (Plug-and-Play) type architecture is a capability that will allow for rapid development and delivery of satellite and defense systems.
In 2011, Trailblazer 1 was down-selected for a launch opportunity through the NASA ELaNa program.
The satellite was successfully deployed in orbit, but no signals were received.
|Type / Application:||Magnetospheric Research, Technology|
|Operator:||COSMIAC, University of New Mexico (UNM)|
|Contractors:||COSMIAC, University of New Mexico (UNM), Pumpkin Inc. (bus)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Trailblazer 1 (SPA-1 Trailblazer)||2013-064W||20.11.2013||WI LA-0B||Minotaur-1||with STPSat 3, ORS 3, ORSES, ORS Tech 1, ORS Tech 2, Prometheus 1, ..., 8, SENSE 1, SENSE 2, Ho`oponopono 2, Firefly, STARE B, TetherSat 1, TetherSat 2, Black Knight 1, NPS-SCAT, COPPER, ChargerSat 1, TJ3Sat, Vermont Lunar Cubesat, SwampSat, CAPE 2, DragonSat 1, KySat 2, PhoneSat v2.4|