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Accession Number ADA562670
Title FASTRAC Data Processing.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 28p
Personal Author G. E. Lightsey
Abstract The Formation Autonomy Spacecraft with Thrust, Relnav, Attitude, and Crosslink (FASTRAC) satellites were launched on November 19, 2010 from Kodiak, AK as part of the Space Test Program STP-S26 launch aboard a Minotaur IV rocket. Throughout the first six months of operations the satellites underwent an extensive check out period ensuring all subsystems were working nominally. During the first year of operations, enough data has been gathered to show that all of the mission objectives have satisfied the minimum success criteria. The data collected during the first six months of operation are presented and analyzed showing the status of the spacecraft health and the primary GPS experiment.
Keywords Artificial satellites
Attitude determination
Checkout procedures
Data processing
Electromagnetic interference
Fastrac(Formation autonomy spacecraft with thrust relnav att
Global positioning system
Space systems
Test methods
University nanosatellite

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 76D - Navigation Systems
46H - Radiofrequency Waves
84G - Unmanned Spacecraft
Corporate Author Texas Univ. at Austin.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 5 Jul 2011-17 Jan 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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