Pathfinder Risk Reduction (Tyvak-0129, PTHFDR, PTD-0, Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator, Pony Express 1)

PTD-0 (Tyvak-0129)
Name Pathfinder Risk Reduction (Tyvak-0129, PTHFDR, PTD-0, Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator, Pony Express 1)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status Operational (Press release on 2020-01-14)
Launched 2019-12-11
NORAD ID 44853
Deployer RailPOD [Tyvak]
Launcher PSLV (C48)
Organisation NASA Ames Research Center
Institution Space agency
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Manufacturer AIVT by Tyvak
Oneliner Demonstrating next-generation Tyvak 6U spacecraft and flying Pony Express hosted payload from Lockheed Martin.
Results Inaugural flight of Tyvak's next-generation spacecraft systems, which performed beyond expectations. Lockheed Martin launched the Pony Express 1 mission as a hosted payload on Tyvak-0129, a next-generation Tyvak 6U spacecraft. Early on-orbit data show Pony Express 1 is performing its important pathfinding mission very well.
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Keywords Propulsion, Steerable Solar Arrays

Last modified: 2021-08-13
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