|Name||DODONA (GSky-1, GalacticSky-1, La Jument)|
|Units or mass||3U|
|Status||Operational? (No confirmation found as of 2022-05-26, but object is identified in Space-Track)|
|Deployer||QuadPack (XL) [ISISpace]|
|Launcher||Falcon 9 (Transporter-3)|
|Deployment||Deployed from D-Orbit ION on 2022-02-15|
|Organisation||University of Southern California|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
|Manufacturer||AIVT by University of Southern California|
Software-defined satellite to dynamically change their missions on orbit.
Students at University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute will build the satellites and integrate them with Lockheed Martin’s SmartSat mission payload.
Create an application and host it on an existing satellite or across an ad-hoc constellation. Goal to bring the promise of space-based technologies to a much larger pool of entrepreneurs who don't need to be space experts.
CrossTrac Precision Timing Board (PTB) - Combines the short-term precision of an atomic clock with the long-term stability of a GPS receiver to provide users with a programmable precision time reference. The test data from PTB ground and flight demonstrations have been purchased by NASA.
Cateni Processor/Sensor Flight Board (PSFB) - Integrates advanced command and data processing components with ethernet interfaces for IP based communications between the vehicle and payloads, two Teledyne radiation dosimeters (one shielded by VSRS and the other exposed to space), and integrated GPS with the groundbreaking MEMs integrated 6-axis MotionTracking device that combines a 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer, and a Digital Motion Processor.
TUI Versatile Structural Radiation Shielding (VSRS) - VSRS is a novel, 3D-printed radiation shielding technology developed by Tethers Unlimited under Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding to provide a lightweight, customizable, and cost-effective solution to enable commercial off the shelf (COTS) electronics to operate reliably in the space radiation environment.
Primary research goal is creating a transmission system between the student run ground station and the spacecraft in orbit.
Dodona carries Lockheed Martin’s software-defined La Jument payload which will help space qualify a number of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies. In particular, on orbit, the La Jument payload will demonstrate how Lockheed Martin’s SmartSat™ software-defined satellite architecture can control a lowcost camera and perform onboard SuperRes™ upscale processing of collected image data of the Earth’s surface. SmartSat™ allows users to expand satellite capabilities and change missions on orbit.
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|Keywords||Software-defined satellite, Machine Learning AI|