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CP 9 (LEO)

CP 9 (LEO) [Cal Poly]

CP 9 or LEO (Launch Environment Observer) is one component of the joint CP-9/StangSat experiment, which is a collaboration between PolySat at Cal Poly and the Merritt Island High School, and is sponsored by NASA Launch Services Program (LSP).

PolySat is developing a 2U CubeSat, CP9 (LEO), and Merritt Island high school is developing StangSat, a 1U CubeSat. 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.

The CP9-StangSat mission will measure and record in-situ telemetry data from within the P-POD during launch. Specifically, the CP9 and StangSat CubeSats will record thermal data with a k-type thermocouple and dynamic data using two sets of accelerometers measuring ranges of 10 g and 100 g.

In addition to collecting the telemetry data during launch, the CP9-StangSat mission will demonstrate new technologies within the P-POD platform, including power-on capability and more notably, wireless communication. StangSat will stream its telemetry data in real-time via WiFi to CP9 during launch, violating the existing CubeSat specification prohibiting RF within the P-POD. Demonstrating wireless communication within the P-POD can benefit future missions that do not wish to develop satellite-to-ground radio links. These type of missions can utilize another CubeSat to downlink their data and possibly avoid the necessity of developing a complicated radio.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Cal Poly Picosatellite Project (PolySat)
Contractors: Cal Poly Picosatellite Project (PolySat)
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (2U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 2 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
CP 9 (LEO) - 2018 CCK LC-39A Falcon-Heavy with DSX , FORMOSAT 7A, 7B, 7C, 7D, 7E, 7F, GPIM, OTB 1, FalconSat 6, NPSat 1, Oculus-ASR, Prox 1, LightSail B, ARMADILLO, FalconSat 7, TBEx A, TBEx B, Prometheus 2.5, Prometheus 2.6, Prometheus 2.7, Prometheus 2.8, Prometheus 2.9, Prometheus 2.10, PSat 2, BRICSat 2, TEPCE 1, TEPCE 2, StangSat, DOTSI, CNGB, Ballast

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