Name TechEdSat-3p
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Reentry 2014-01-16. Was operational (Successfully performed the first passive Exo-Brake test. DK3WN wrote as it was never heard from).
Launched 2013-08-03
NORAD ID 39415
Deployer J-SSOD (JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher H-IIB (H2B)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2013-11-20
Organisation NASA Ames Research Center
Institution Space agency
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Launch brokerer JAXA
Partners San Jose State University, University of Idaho

Demonstrate drag device deorbiting system and Iridium modem.


Demonstrate two new technologies. The first is a passive deorbiting system that uses a uniquely designed drag device (Exo-Brake) to perform a rapid de-orbit and re-entry. The second will demonstrate the use of an Iridium modem combined with a GPS receiver to communicate accurate positional and de-orbit information. Eventually, these will be combined to provide controlled sample return capability from the ISS or other orbiting platforms.

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Keywords Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat, De-orbit device

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