PTD-1 (PTHFDR, Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator, NASA PTD-1)

PTD-1 (Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator)
PTD-1 (Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator)
PTD-1 (Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator)
PTD-1 (Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator)
PTD-1 (Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator)
PTD-1 (Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator)
PTD-1 (Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator)
PTD-1 (Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator)
Name PTD-1 (PTHFDR, Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator, NASA PTD-1)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status Operational? (CDW 2022 states operational until 2021-05-XX but also mentions extended operations as of 2022-12-26)
Launched 2021-01-24
NORAD ID 47482
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
Institution Space agency
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Manufacturer AIVT by Tyvak
Oneliner

Demonstrate propulsion systems and CubeSat platform technologies.

Description

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

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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