TechEdSat-10 Satellite

Spacecraft TechEdSat-10 (TES-10)
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Reentry 2021-03-15. Was operational? (No public sources found directly stating it is operational as of 2020-12-15, but exo-brake was deployed right after launch as seen from photos)
Launched 2020-02-14
NORAD ID 45917
Deployer NRCSD-E (External NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer)
Launcher Antares (ELaNa 30)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2020-07-13
Entity name NASA Ames Research Center
Institution Space agency
Entity type Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Launch brokerer NASA CSLI / ELaNa

High temperature, accurate deorbit reentry nanosatellite.


Successfully demonstrated Exo Brake modulation effect on drag, along with all payloads and avionics.

Both versions of the Brainstack payload produced partially successful results; it was confirmed the TX2 payload activated, recorded a video, compressed the file, and wirelessly transferred the data to the S-band radio via Wi-Fi, determined through event logs and verified onboard file transfers. Unfortunately, in both cases the Lunar Radio did not perform as expected, preventing recovery of the full video file as an S-band downlink was never successfully maintained. However, due to the flexible nature of the onboard Wi-Fi network, TES-10 was able to transmit several frames of video by rerouting data from the Lunar Radio to the several Iridium short-burst data (SBD) modems in the core avionics stack. 

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Photo sources [1] [2] [3]
Keywords Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat, De-orbit device
Space photos TechEdSat-10


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