Re (STARE A, Space-based Telescopes for the Actionable Refinement of Ephemeris)

Satellite name Re (STARE A, Space-based Telescopes for the Actionable Refinement of Ephemeris)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Was semi-operational until?, Oroblems with communication.
Launched 2012-09-13
NORAD ID 38765
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Atlas V
Organization LLNL (Lawrene Livermore National Laboratory)
Institution Institute
Entity type Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Launch brokerer Cal Poly, Naval Postgraduate School
Partners Naval Postgraduate School, Texas A&M University, Boeing Phantom Works, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)

Observe objects in space for space situational awareness and orbital parameters refinement.


Observe objects that are predicted to pass close to a valuable space asset based on conjunction analysis using the AFSPC (Air Force Space Command) catalog.

Transmit images and positions of observations to the ground. Refinement of orbital parameters of space objects to reduce uncertainty in position estimation and improve accuracy of conjunction analysis. Cassegrain telescope and an attitude control capability limited to torque coils.

Failure cause Problems with communication.
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Keywords SSA-Space Situational Awareness

Last modified: 2023-06-09

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