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AC7-1000_ISO_1Optical Communication and Sensor Demonstration (OCSD)

Mission at a Glance

OCSD Constellation

3 CubeSats: 1 Pathfinder (October 8, 2015), 2 Mission (Spring 2016)


1.5-unit (1.5U)

4 inches x 4 inches x 6.7 inches (or 10 cm x 10 cm x 17 cm)

OCSD Weight

Approximately 5 pounds (or 2.25 kg)


The Aerospace Corporation developed the spacecraft and manages the OCSD mission. NASA’s Small Spacecraft Technology Program (under its Space Technology Mission Directorate) funded the OCSD mission.