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TDS 1

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2014-037H

Description

UK satellite carrying eight technology tests/experiments including measurement of sea state using radio waves reflected off the ocean surface, monitoring the space environment in the vicinity of the satellte for research into space weather, and activaion of a deOrbitSail, a kapton sail designed to reduce the orbit rapidly and cause re-entry.

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2014-07-08
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 150 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United Kingdom)

Discipline

  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 
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