|Name||PSSC-2 (Pico Satellite Solar Cell Testbed-2, PSSC Testbed-2, PSSCT-2, PSSC2)|
|Units or mass||3.7 kg|
|Status||Reentry 2011-12-08. Was operational.|
|Deployer||SSPL (Space Shuttle Picosatellite Laincher, PLA, Picosatellite Launcher Assembly)|
|Entity||Government (Civil / Military)|
|Partners||U.S. Space and Missile Systems Center's Development Planning Directorate|
Risk reduction for SENSE and CTECS sensors and characterizing solar cells.
Low cost risk reduction for the upcoming SENSE and Compact Total Electron Content Sensor (CTECS) that characterizes the ionosphere by measurement of the occultation of GPS signals - a precursor of an instrument with the same function on SENSE.
PSSC2 also carries over the task from PSSC1 of characterizing the performance of advanced solar cells from Spectrolab and Emcore. Finally, PSSC2 again hosts an upgraded Miniature Tracking Vehicle payload, similar to that flown on PSSC1 that will serve as an orbiting reference for ground tracking systems.
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