Mission typeTechnology
Start of mission
Launch dateTBD
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric

TacSat-5 is a planned fifth satellite in a series of U.S. military reconnaissance satellites. The project will be managed by the Air Force Research Laboratory in cooperation with the Operationally Responsive Space Office of the Department of Defense.[1] The TacSat satellites are all designed to demonstrate the ability to provide real-time data collected from space to combatant commanders in the field.

In January 2009, AFRL released a Broad Agency Announcement for the development of TacSat-5. At that time, the mission still had not been specified and the bus was to be developed based on AFRL's Plug-and-Play avionics standards.[2]


  1. ^ Singer, Jeremy (2007-01-31). "Pentagon To Choose Mission for TacSat-5 This Summer". Space News. Retrieved 2008-08-01.[dead link]
  2. ^ AFRL (2009-01-30). "Plug and Play (PnP) Spacecraft Technologies (TacSat-5)". FedBizOpps. Retrieved 2009-02-13.