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 from AeroAstro, Tiger Innovations designed, integrated, and tested the STPSat-1 Integrated Electronics Module, which provides command and data handling capability as well as power control functions to the STPSat-1 spacecraft. In addition to the IEM flight hardware, Tiger Innovations delivered two complete EGSE racks to provide command and telemetry capability in support of spacecraft integration and test activities TI’s proprietary StreamLINK ground software was used to command and communicate with the SV throughout the I&T process.
STPSat-1 was built by AeroAstro Inc. for the USAF Space Test Program. The primary experiment, Spatial Heterodyne Imager for Mesospheric Radicals (SHIMMER), is a high-resolution ultraviolet spectrometer based on the optical technique known as Spatial Heterodyne Spectroscopy (SHS). SHS facilitates the design of low mass, low power, high throughput spectrometers for space-based remote sensing. The secondary experiment, the Computerized Ionospheric Tomography Receiver in Space (CITRIS), will investigate irregularities that affect propagation of satellite-to-ground links for GPS and communications.