Space Missile Defense Command – Technology Satellite

TechSat is a satellite produced through the US Army and the Department of Defense.

Craft Overview:

TechSat was designed to combine two key pieces of technology into one spacecraft: high power architecture with articulated solar arrays and a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) high performance parallel processing computer.

Sources and Additional Information:

  1. J. R. Samson, “Small, light-weight, low-power, low-cost, high performance computing for CubeSats,” 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2014, pp. 1-10, doi: 10.1109/AERO.2014.6836523.
AcronymSMDC TechSat
Full NameSpace Missile Defense Command – Technology Satellite
Launch Datecirca 2012
Principal InvestigatorBrian Gunter