IPEX (CP 8) [Calpoly]
NASA/JPL's IPEX (Intelligent Payload Experiment) mission was a 1U Cubesat project to demonstrate operation of autonomous instrument processing, downlink operations, and ground station operations, utilizing the SpaceCube Mini payload processing unit to validate a reduction in data product downlink.
The development of IPEX was conducted by the following centers/institutions:
IPEX was successfully launched on 6 December 2013 on the ELaNa-2 mission. The last transmission heard from it was on 30 January 2015.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||NASA/JPL, NASA/GSFC, Cal Poly Picosatellite Project (PolySat)|
|Contractors:||NASA/JPL, NASA/GSFC, Cal Poly Picosatellite Project (PolySat)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||462 km × 889 km, 120.50°|
|IPEX (CP 8)||2013-072K||06.12.2013||Va SLC-3E||Atlas-5(501)||with Topaz 3, ALICE, SMDC-ONE 3.1, SMDC-ONE 3.2, SNaP, TacSat 6, FIREBIRD FU1, FIREBIRD FU2, AeroCube 5A, AeroCube 5B, CUNYSAT 1, M-Cubed/COVE 2|