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CP 1

CP 1 [CalPoly]

The Cal Poly Picosatellite Project (PolySat) was founded in 1999 and involves a multidisciplinary team of undergraduate and graduate engineering students working to design, construct, test, launch, and operate a CubeSat.

CP1, the first satellite developed at Cal Poly, is designed with the objective of providing a reliable bus system to allow for flight qualification of a wide variety of small sensors and attitude control devices. For the first launch, CP1 carries a sun sensor developed by Optical Energy Technologies and an experimental magnetorquer developed at Cal Poly by undergraduate students. The test build of CP1 has undergone vibration and thermal-vacuum qualification testing at NASA worst-case qualification levels.

The launch of CP1 and CP2 was not successful, as the Dnepr failed 86 sec after launch.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: CalPoly
Contractors: CalPoly
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
CP 1 (K7RR-Sat) 2006-F03 26.07.2006 TB LC-109/95 F Dnepr with BelKa 1, Baumanets 1, Unisat 4, PicPot, CP 2, HAUSAT 1, ICECube 1, ICECube 2, ION, KUTESat-Pathfinder, Mea Huaka'i, MEROPE, Ncube 1, Rincon 1, SACRED, SEEDS, AeroCube 1

References:

  • Cal Poly: CP1
Further CP missions: