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LMPC (AeroCube 9)

LMPC [Aerospace Corp.]

Aerocube 9 (AC9) or LMPC (Linear Mode Photon-counting CubeSat), is a cubesat mission by the Aerospace Corporation of El Segundo to demonstrate a cryocooler and a photon counting sensor array.

The LMPC mission consists of a 3U Cubesat with the mission to demonstrate a NASA funded 2×8 pixel array of HgCdTe APDs with photon sensitivities at 1, 1.5, and 2 microns, to measure detector dark current and radiation dosage throughout the mission, to demonstrate a 77 K cryocooler in a 3U CubeSat, to demonstrate passive radiometric measurements of the earth and to receive uplinked laser lines to measure species absorption.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Aerospace Corporation
Contractors: Aerospace Corporation
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 3 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
LMPC (AeroCube 9, AC 9) - with ?

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