TDO

TDO
TDO
TDO
Name TDO
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 12U
Organisation US Air Force Research Laboratory
Institution Military
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Manufacturer AIVT by Georgia Institute of Technology
Launch brokerer Parsons, Adaptive Launch Solutions
Oneliner

Second CubeSat in GTO. Test orbital debris tracking technologies.

Description

Second CubeSat in GTO. Test orbital debris tracking technologies. Test new capabilities of small satellites used by U.S. government agencies. Carrying multiple U.S. Government payloads that will provide optical calibration capabilities, which will support space domain awareness. The mission is to support space domain awareness through optical calibration and satellite laser ranging

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Keywords GTO or GEO orbit, SSA-Space Situational Awareness, Beyond LEO orbit

Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
TDO (Technology Demonstration Orbiter) Reentry 2022-12-30. Passive? (No other public news found as of 2019-12-17) 2019-08-08 GTO
TDO-2 (Technology Demonstration Orbiter) Passive? (No other public information found as of 2020-04-10) 2020-03-26 GTO
TDO-3 (Technology Demonstration Orbiter, TDO 3 Spacecraft) Reentry 2022-09-27. Passive? (No other public information found as of 2020-04-10) 2021-05-18 MEO, 4200 x 180 km, 26.2 deg
TDO-4 (Technology Demonstration Orbiter, TDO 4 Spacecraft) Reentry 2022-09-18. Passive? (No other public information found as of 2020-04-10) 2021-05-18 MEO, 4200 x 180 km, 26.2 deg

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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