Name Trailblazer (SPA-1 Trailblazer)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Reentry 2016-05-22. No signal.
Launched 2013-11-20
NORAD ID 39400
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Minotaur I
Organisation University of New Mexico
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer Tyvak, ?
Partners COSMIAC (Configurable Space Microsystems Innovations and Applications Center), U.S. Air Force

Proof-of-concept flight for Space Plug-and-play Architecture.


Proof-of-concept flight for an AFRL (Air Force Research Laboratory) sponsored bus design called SPA (Space Plug-and-play Architecture). The PnP (Plug-and-Play) type architecture is a capability that will allow for rapid development and delivery of satellite and defense systems.

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