CADRE [University of Michigan]
CADRE (CubeSat investigating Atmospheric Density Response to Extreme driving) is a 3U CubeSat developed by the University of Michigan's Student Space Systems Fabrication Lab (S3FL). Development began in 2007.
CADRE is a risk reducing precursor of the future Armada mission, which endeavors to characterize the dynamics of the upper thermosphere using the WINCS instrument. CADRE will operate WINCS in low earth orbit that explores the auroral oval and advance capabilities of CubeSat class spacecraft as a test for Armada.
CADRE has following mission goals:
It will demonstrate following technologies:
CADRE was selected in 2012 for launch with NASA’s ELaNa program. It was launched on the ELaNa-9 mission with Cygnus CRS-4 to the ISS and deployed into orbit on 16 May 2016, but no signals from CADRE were received.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||University of Michigan|
|Contractors:||University of Michigan|
|Power:||4 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||400 km × 402 km, 51.64°|
|CADRE||1998-067HV||06.12.2015||CC SLC-41||Atlas-5(401)||with Cygnus CRS-4, SIMPL, AggieSat 4, Bevo 2, Flock-2e 1, ..., 12, MinXSS 1, Nodes 1, Nodes 2, STMSat 1, SNAPS|