TechEdSat-8 Satellite

Name TechEdSat-8 (TES-8)
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status Reentry 2020-04-20. Was operational until 2018-12-19, 2 weeks (CubeSat Developers Workshop 2019)
Launched 2018-12-05
NORAD ID 44032
Deployer NRCSD (NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer) [Quad-M]
Launcher Falcon 9 (CRS-16)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2019-01-31
Entity name NASA Ames Research Center
Institution Space agency
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Country US
Launch brokerer Nanoracks

Further develop and demonstrate the Exo-Brake system through full recovery of a payload.


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. 

Failure cause Power system anomaly
Sources [1] [2]
Photo sources [1]
Keywords Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat, De-orbit device
On the same launch

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