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Cube Satellite with Digi XBee Radio Launches from the International Space Station (ISS)

Jun 12, 2017 | Length: 1:15

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.


10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, arc.

And we have a good deployment. Congratulations to the TechEdSat 5 teams. Deployer six was successfully commanded and a TechEdSat 5 was released from the Deployer. As we mentioned earlier, the CubeSats are deployed from the NRCSD-2 stack, from a location below the ISS center of gravity and pointed aft of the ISS. Once the CubeSats have safely cleared the ISS, they're allowed to power up their systems and begin nominal operations.

Copy that, Houston. Congratulations to all on another successful deploy of the NRCSD-2 hardware. I'm waiting time stamp for deploy. And in the meantime, congratulations again to the Ames teams and all those involved in getting tickets at five. Up and out the door.