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STF 1, or Simulation-to-Flight 1, is a 3-unit CubeSat developed through a collaboration between NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation Program, West Virginia University, and West Virginia small businesses. STF 1 is the first spacecraft to be built in West Virginia, and it will serve as a testbed for new satellite software that can be developed on any laptop or desktop computer.

Alternate Names

  • SFT1
  • 43852

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2019-12-16
Launch Vehicle: Electron
Launch Site: Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
Mass: 4 kg

Funding Agency

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (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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