|Name||CNCE Block 2|
|Units or mass||3U|
|Organisation||Missile Defense Agency|
|Entity||Government (Civil / Military)|
|Manufacturer||AIVT by Blue Canyon|
Single platform: $1.3 million
The cubesats will mimic two suborbital missile interceptor vehicles and test communications between them.
The CNCE Block 2 is part of MDA’s Nanosat Testbed Initiative (NTI) and supports the development of MDA’s Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) and other MDA and DOD space efforts. It uses small, low-cost satellites to demonstrate networked radio communications between nanosatellites while in orbit. Transmitting data between interceptors, sensors and communication systems is critical to a missile defense architecture that must quickly identify, track and destroy incoming enemy missiles before they reach their targets.
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|CNCE V4 (CNCE4, Cubesat Networked Communications Experiment, CNCE Block 2, HACSSAT-1)||Operational (Press release on 2022-05-31)||2022-05-25||530 km, 97.5 deg, SSO|
|CNCE V5 (CNCE5, Cubesat Networked Communications Experiment, CNCE Block 2, HACSSAT-2)||Operational (Press release on 2022-05-31)||2022-05-25||530 km, 97.5 deg, SSO|
Last modified: 2023-01-01
Detailed CNCE Block 2 entry in the Database
Full Nanosats Database (much more data)