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Designation n/a
Launch date 3 Aug 2008
Country of origin United States
Mission Technology
Launch vehicle Falcon 1 #3

Operated by the U.S. Department of Defense Operationally Responsive Space Office (ORS).

The spacecraft was built and assembled on schedule and budget at SpaceDev's Poway, California/USA facility in less than five months. The Trailblazer bus serves as a risk reduction for a flexible, modular bus design using off the shelf components and could support a variety of future ORS missions.

Jumpstart demonstrates several key ORS enabling models: rapid call up of a mission to launch; rapid development, integration and checkout of spacecraft; a concept of operations that allows flexibility late in the payload processing flow to determine which mission will fly; efficiencies in processes and procedures to reduce payload integration timelines; and identification and assurance of payload technical readiness.

End of life

Out of service 3 Aug 2008
Cause launch failure
Decay 3 Aug 2008

Technical data


Prime contractor SpaceDev
Platform SpaceDev MMB-100 satellite bus (Trailblazer)
Mass at launch 83 kg
Dry mass  
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime  

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