|Name||PTD-1 (PTHFDR, Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator, NASA PTD-1)|
|Units or mass||6U|
|Status||Operational? (CDW 2022 states operational until 2021-05-XX but also mentions extended operations as of 2022-12-26)|
|Deployer||QuadPack (XL) [ISISpace]|
|Launcher||Falcon 9 (Transporter-1) (ELaNa 35) (Spaceflight Sherpa)|
|Deployment||Deployed from Sherpa on 2021-01-24|
|Organisation||NASA Ames Research Center|
|Entity||Government (Civil / Military)|
|Manufacturer||AIVT by Tyvak|
Demonstrate propulsion systems and CubeSat platform technologies.
Government-furnished technology payloads for a series of flight demonstrations. Fight qualify and characterize a novel micro-electrospray thruster provided by Busek Space Propulsion and Systems utilizing a Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems CubeSat bus. Demonstrate several new propulsion systems, advanced control systems for precision pointing, and ommunications systems that will greatly increase data transmission for future missions.
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|Keywords||Propulsion, Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat, Steerable Solar Arrays|