|Units or mass||12U|
|Manufacturer||AIVT by Tyvak|
Show how small satellites can be used to upgrade constellations or provide life-extension services like refueling.
A pair of 12U cubesats have completed environmental testing and will launch as early as this fall to perform a demonstration in geosynchronous Earth orbit called LINUSS, short for Lockheed Martin In-space Upgrade Satellite System, the company said. The intent is to show how small satellites can be used to upgrade constellations or provide life-extension services like refueling. The mission will seek to “validate essential maneuvering capabilities for Lockheed Martin’s future space upgrade and servicing missions, as well as to showcase miniaturized space domain awareness capabilities,” said Crawford.
SmartSat uses a hypervisor to securely containerize virtual machines. It's a technology that lets a single computer operate multiple servers virtually to maximize memory, on-board processing and network bandwidth. It takes advantage of multi-core processing, something new to space. That lets satellites process more data in orbit so they can beam down just the most critical and relevant information—saving bandwidth costs and reducing the burden on ground station analysts, and ultimately opening the door for tomorrow's data centers in space.
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|Keywords||Software-defined satellite, Propulsion|
|LINUSS 1 (Linus 1, LINUSS-A 1, CHASE, Lockheed Martin In-space Upgrade Satellite System, WL2XOU)||On spacecraft, LDPE-2?||2022-11-01||GEO|
|LINUSS 2 (Linus 2, LINUSS-A 2, RSO, Lockheed Martin In-space Upgrade Satellite System, WL2XOU)||On spacecraft, LDPE-2?||2022-11-01||GEO|