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SNAP-3 Eddie



The SNaP (SMDC Nanosatellite Program) are experimental 3U cubesats built for the US Army SMDC with a mission to develop user software-defined radios to provide beyond-line-of-sight communication for disadvantaged users in remote locations.

The missions will demonstrate nanosatellite communication capabilities as a continuation of the SMDC-ONE program. These are much more capable in the communication arena and are a much more robust version of the previous SMDC nanosatellites. This is a Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstration that will focus on voice and data communications beyond line of sight and improved access to high value information.

Alternate Names

  • 40972
  • SNAP3Eddie

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2015-10-08
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 401
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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

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