|Units or mass||3U|
|Status||Operational (Presentation at CDW2022 and CDW2023)|
|Deployer||NLAS Mk. II [Tyvak]|
|Organisation||NASA Ames Research Center|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
|Launch brokerer||NASA CSLI / ELaNa|
Test several technologies intended to help better track and identify CubeSats.
Latest in a series of NASA student-intern built spacecraft, will be used to test several technologies intended to help better track and identify CubeSats and other small spacecraft from the ground.
TechEdSat-13, from NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley, is a 3U nanosatellite that carries a unique artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) module featuring the first orbital flight of a neuromorphic processor. This processor, the Intel Loihi, permits fast and efficient execution of AI/ML algorithms through a unique architecture that, in some ways, mimics the human brain.
In addition, there is a unique exo-atmospheric brake that will help rapidly de-orbit this and future nanosatellites. With this exo-brake technology, TechEdSat-13 will help address the accumulation and efficient disposal of orbital debris. This effort also helps to set the stage for autonomous navigation for nanosatellites to drop from orbit and reach their planned destination on Earth.
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|Keywords||License Plate Identification Tag, Tracking Enhancement Device|