|Units or mass
||not launched, expected in 2023
||Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
||Academic / Education
Educational mission to demonstrate a new CubeSat platform for future DoD payloads.
The Grissom Project (named to honor AFIT alumnus and astronaut Gus Grissom fulfills three purposes:
- Serves the educational initiative of AFIT by providing hands-on experience to student officers, government civilians and other graduate students studying satellite development, design, and testing for aeronautical, astronautical, and space systems degrees.
- Meets the objectives of the Space Test Program for a standardized, proven, operationally responsive CubeSat platform available to host Department of Defense payloads demonstrating new space technologies and capabilities beneficial to national defense.
- Provides AFIT students with opportunities to pursue relevant thesis research on elements of spacecraft project management and design, thus benefiting both the student by fulfilling the research requirements for an advanced degree and the Grissom Project by addressing specific development needs.
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||License Plate Identification Tag, Tracking Enhancement Device
Last modified: 2023-06-09
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