|Name||THEA (Aurora Insight, Alpha)|
|Units or mass||3U|
|Status||Operational? (Public news on 2019-04-18 but no news found since as of 2023-06-10)|
|Deployer||QuadPack (XL) [ISISpace],?|
|Launcher||Falcon 9 (Spaceflight SSO-A, SHERPA)|
|Manufacturer||AIVT by SpaceQuest|
|GS Service||RBC Signals|
Test and evaluate a spectrum survey payload developed by Aurora Insight.
Test and evaluate a spectrum survey payload developed by Aurora Insight. SpaceQuest will also test the effectiveness of a new VHF “backdoor” receiver that the company designed and built to receive executive commands and/or to reboot the satellite flight computer in the event of a system failure.
The primary satellite mission of THEA is to test an experimental spectrum survey payload developed by Aurora Insight, a US company. The secondary satellite mission of THEA is to test a new “Backdoor” receiver developed by AAC SpaceQuest to send executive commands, to reboot the satellite flight computer, or to cycle the spacecraft power bus in the event of a system failure. The outcome of this testing will result in a significant advancement in satellite radio equipment technology.
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