Satellite name SUPERNOVA-BETA (TechSat I, TechSat 1)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status Launch failure
Launched 2015-11-04
NORAD ID Launch failure
Deployer NLAS (Nanosatellite Launch Adapter System) [NASA]
Launcher Super Strypi (SPARK)
Organization Pumpkin
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Nation US
Manufacturer AIVT by Pumpkin
Operator Pumpkin
Launch brokerer ORS Office (US DoD)
Partners Transparent Sky, Southern Stars

Demonstrate CubeSat platform technologues.


Test flight of multiple subsystems on the SUPERNOVA 6U bus developed by Pumpkin, Inc, including structure, EPS, GPS, ADACS, CDH, and imagers. 1) Real-time image processing experiments. Use of embedded CPU/GPU on orbit. Improvements to imaging via coupled processing control pipeline, only feasible on-board. 2) Reflight of improved hardware developed for crowdFunded SkyCube in 2012-2014 Intended to provide consumer-grade Earth imagery, “tweets from space”, inflatable deorbit device.

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Photo sources [1]
Keywords Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat, De-orbit device
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