The warfighting capability of the Space Development Agency Tranche 1 Transport Layer will establish constellation monitoring for ground, space, and user segments from low Earth orbit. The Space Development Agency’s T1 Transport Layer comes equipped with functional enterprise, network, mission, and payload data management, ready to support the National Defense Space Architecture with ever-present data communications for our allied partners.
Operating in low Earth orbit, the Space Development Agency’s Tranche 0 Transport Layer constellation will provide secure high-bandwidth, low-latency data links to enable the initial capability of the Space Development Agency’s Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture. The beyond-line-of-sight tracking, targeting, and communications will dramatically extend U.S. defense options and allow additional coalition and allied partners to eventually bring their capabilities into the network.
The Load Controller is responsible for switching on/off the supply of power to all the modules on the spacecraft, as well as providing primary actuation for torque rods, and gathering temperature data from thermistors not otherwise part of a module.
The Terran Orbital 6U RailPOD is a rail type satellite deployer capable of carrying a single 6U CubeSat payload and serves as the interface between the CubeSat and Launch Vehicle (LV). The Deployer is a rectangular metallic structure made of high-strength aluminum, an ejection spring mechanism, and an internal rail system that interfaces with the CubeSat. This Terran Orbital 6U RailPOD is configured for 366 mm, with a 400 mm length variant also available.