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CAT 1, 2 (CATsat 1, 2)

CAT (CubeSat Assessment and Test) is low-cost CubeSat mission consisting of two 3U CubeSats led by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., for the Department of Defense (DoD) to demonstrate communications technologie.

CAT uses two commercial off-the-shelf spacecraft to support a government furnished equipment communications experiment to be launched from the International Space Station.

CAT is built on Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) provided XB1 triple (3U) CubeSat busses.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL)
Contractors: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL); Blue Canyon Technologies (bus)
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 6 months
Mass:
Orbit: 400 km × 400 km, 51.6 (typical)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
CAT 1 TBD 05.12.2018 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Dragon CRS-16, GEDI, TechEdSat 8, RRM3, CAT 2, UNITE, Delphini 1
CAT 2 TBD 05.12.2018 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Dragon CRS-16, GEDI, TechEdSat 8, RRM3, CAT 1, UNITE, Delphini 1

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