Tiger Innovations Completes Pearl White Integration and Test

Tiger Innovations Incorporated (Tiger) has, after a 2-year development effort, completed integration and test of two 6U cubesats known together as the Pearl White program for the United States Air Force Space Command. They are now awaiting shipment to be launched on Rocket Lab’s Electron Launch Vehicle in mid-August. The two Pearl White cubesats are technology demonstrators.

Tiger Innovations Delivers a Second AGU

Tiger Innovations has delivered another of its small form-factor, low-power Accelerometer Gyro Units (AGUs). Each AGU has fully redundant ultra-low noise 3-axis accelerometers, coupled with low-noise, low-drift 3-axis gyroscopes, packaged in a small 3"x5.5"x3.5" package. The units have configurable filtering and deliver the full complement of data at 100hz while consuming approximately 2.1W of power. The unit is designed to work in both LEO and GEO environments.

Tiger Innovations Delivers Accelerometer Gyro Unit

Tiger Innovations developed a small form-factor, low-power Accelerometer Gyro Unit (AGU). The unit has fully redundant ultra-low noise 3-axis accelerometers, coupled with low-noise, low-drift 3-axis gyroscopes, packaged in a small 3"x5.5"x3.5" package. The unit has configurable filtering and delivers its full complement of data at 100hz and consumes approximately 2.1W of power. The unit is designed to work in both LEO and GEO environments.

IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine STPSat-1 Article

Tiger Innovations was a lead author of a recent article "Low-cost, Automated Ground Station for LEO Mission Support" in the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Engineering Magazine (Volume 26 Issue 3). This article discusses the STPSat-1 mission extension program where Tiger Innovations provided an automated ground system solution. Additionally, mission...

JMAPS EGSE Contract Award

Tiger Innovations was recently awarded a multi-million dollar contract from Comtech AeroAstro to deliver Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) and Ground Control Software in support of the Joint Milli-ArcSecond Pathfinder Survey (JMAPS) spacecraft program. Tiger Innovations will deliver a total of four Test Racks, two Space Vehicle Test Sets, one...

STPSat-1 End of Life

On October 7th 2009, the STPSat-1 satellite was decommissioned after 2 1/2 years of successful on-orbit operations. Tiger Innovations personnel transmitted the final commands to shut down the spacecraft at 1730 UTC from the Blossom Point Tracking Facility. The United States Air Force launched STPSat-1 in March of 2007 and...

STPSat-1 Celebrates Two Years In Orbit

On March 9th 2009, the STPSat-1 satellite celebrated its second year of successful on-orbit operations. The spacecraft was launched in 2007 on board an Atlas-V rocket as part of the STP-1 mission. Tiger Innovations designed the Integrated Electronics Module which provides all C&DH and EPS functions for STPSat-1. Additionally, we...

STPSat-1 Successfully Completes On-Orbit Checkout Phase

The United States Air Force announced today that STPSat-1 has completed on-orbit checkout activities and is moving into the normal operations phase of the mission. All subsystems are performing nominally and both experiments are successfully generating science data. STPSat's planned mission life is 1 year after entry into normal operations....

STPSat-1 Launch Successful

Tiger Innovations would like to congratulate the United States Air Force Space Test Program and AeroAstro on the successful launch of STPSat-1. STPSat-1 launched aboard the United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft has successfully reached its orbit and checkout activities are progressing. Under contract...