|Name||TechEdSat-5 (PhoneSat 5, TES-5)|
|Units or mass||3.5U|
|Status||Reentry 2017-07-29. Was semi-operational, no commanding possible (Official presentation)|
|Deployer||NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]|
|Deployment||Deployed from ISS on 2017-03-06|
|Organisation||NASA Ames Research Center|
|Entity||Government (Civil / Military)|
|Partners||San Jose State University, University of Idaho|
Demonstrate deployable device for precise deorbiting.
First "Modulated" Exobrake to target re-entry point. Updated Avionics, Radio, Iridium & GPS hardware. Digi XBee RF modules, taking the place of wired connections in the satellite, operated as wireless "data-crossroads" between TechEdSat 5 key components.
Establish improved uncertainty analysis for eventual controlled flight through the Thermosphere. Improve prediction of re-entry location. Provide the base technology for sample return technology from orbital platforms. Provide the eventual testing of independent TDRV-based planetary missions. Provide engineering data for an OnOrbit Tracking Device that could improve the prediction of jettisoned material from the ISS.
|Keywords||Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat, De-orbit device|