Cube Satellite with Digi XBee Radio Launches from the International Space Station (ISS)
As part of the "wireless-in-space" initiative by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), TechEdSat 5 was successfully jettisoned from the International Space Station (ISS) containing Digi XBee radio frequency (RF) modules to test wireless communications.
On Monday, March 6 2017 the Technical and Educational Satellite 5 (TechEdSat 5) was launched by NASA and designed with Digi XBee RF modules to replace wired connections inside the satellite to test internal wireless communications and payloads coming from the International Space Station (ISS). The Cube Satellite was released into Earth's orbit at an altitude of approximately 250 miles and sends on board sensor data every 10 seconds. The modules transmit orbital data such as translational acceleration, angular rate, temperature, atmospheric pressure, magnetic field, and strain, which could be used in the design of future satellites.
Jun 12, 2017