Recent News

  • IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine STPSat-1 Article

    (11 April 2011) 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

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  • Tiger Innovations Awarded Contract for JMAPS EGSE

    (1-June-2010) 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.

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  • STPSat-1 End of Life

    (7 Oct 2009) 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 operated it for the initial 13 months on the mission. Following the designed 13 month mission life, the USAF transferred spacecraft control authority for the STPSat-1 Spacecraft to the Naval Research Lab on 1 June 2008. Under contract with the NRL, Tiger Innovations provided its StreamLINK Ground Control System (SGCS) and engineering support to autonomously operate STPSat-1 during the mission extension period.

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  • STPSat-1 Celebrates Two Years In Orbit

    (9 Mar 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 provided the spacecraft EGSE and engineering support services to the mission. STPSat-1 continues to operate exceptionally on orbit, producing valuable data for the NRL scientists well past its design life.

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  • Tiger Innovations' StreamLINK System Supporting STPSat-1 Mission Extension Operations

    (2 June 2008) The United States Air Force transferred spacecraft control authority for the STPSat-1 Spacecraft to the Naval Research Lab on 1 June at 1600Z. The USAF had been operating the vehicle since its launch in 2007 through its designed mission life of 13 months. Under contract with the NRL, Tiger Innovations is providing its StreamLINK Ground Control System (SGCS) and engineering support to autonomously operate STPSat-1 during the mission extension period.

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  • Tiger Innovations awarded Naval Research Lab BAA to develop StreamLINK Ground Control System to support STPSat-1

    (15 May 2008) Tiger Innovations was awarded a contract from the Naval Research Lab in response to the Broad Agency Announcement to support Operationally Responsive Space technologies. Under this contract, Tiger Innovations will initially design and develop the StreamLINK Ground Control System (SGCS) in support of the STPSat-1 mission extension effort. In addition to the initial STPSat mission, Tiger Innovations will investigate fielding a mobile ground station, including the technologies and operational requirements necessary to function in a responsive space environment.

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  • Tiger Innovations Wins NASA SBIR Contract to Develop Automated Break-Out Box for Spacecraft Integration

    (16 November 2007) Tiger Innovations has been selected to receive a Phase 1 research contract as part of the NASA Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. Tiger submitted its proposal (Automated Break-Out Box for use with Low Cost Spacecraft Integration and Test) in response to the 2007 SBIR solicitation. As part of this research, Tiger Innovations will design, fabricate, and test a prototype automated break-out box (Auto-BOB) for use during spacecraft integration and test activities. The Auto-BOB has the potential to reduce the time and complexity of integration activities, saving programs cost and schedule.

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  • STPSat-1 Successfully Completes On-Orbit Checkout Phase

    (29 March 2007) 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.

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  • STPSat-1 Launch Successful

    (09 March 2007) 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.

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