Name MARScom
Type Nanosatellite
Units or mass 3 kg
Status Reentry 2007-05-06. No signal, lack of reports.
Launched 2006-12-09
NORAD ID 29662
Deployer SSPL (Space Shuttle Picosatellite Laincher, PLA, Picosatellite Launcher Assembly)
Launcher Space Shuttle
Deployment Deployed from Space Shuttle on 2006-12-21
Organisation US Naval Academy Satellite Lab
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US

Educational space systems engineering with communications focus.


The mission of MARScom is to explore and demonstrate a very low cost yet viable communications capability for education and training of both Midshipmen and the large numbers of Navy Marine Corps communications cadre personnel. Part of RAFT mission. The satellites will be the first of their size with the ability to be tracked by the Navy Space Surveillance (NSSS) radar fence. The satellites will also function as amateur radio transponders.

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