Aerocube-7 (OCSD)

Aerocube-7 (OCSD)
Aerocube-7 (OCSD)
Aerocube-7 (OCSD)
Name Aerocube-7 (OCSD)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1.5U
Organisation The Aerospace Corporation
Institution Non-profit
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Launch brokerer Nanoracks
Oneliner

Demonstrate optical communications from a CubeSat and tracking of a nearby spacecraft.

Description

Demonstrate optical communications from a CubeSat to a 30 cm diameter ground station from LEO at a rate of at least 5 Mbps. Demonstrate tracking of a nearby spacecraft using a commercial COTS automotive anti-collision radar sensor and an inexpensive optical mouse sensor.

Sources [1] [2] [3]
Keywords Laser transmitter, Propulsion

Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
Aerocube-7A (OCSD, Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration, IOCPS-A, Integrated Optical Communications and Proximity Sensors) Semi-operational, but still achieved many objectives. A software update anomaly very soon after launch disabled the attitude control main processor. Booted into partially updated program. 2015-10-08 500 x 800 km, 64.8 deg
Aerocube-7B (OCSD-B, Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration, IOCPS-B, Integrated Optical Communications and Proximity Sensors) Reentry 2022-08-05. Was operational (Public news 2019-04-09 checked on 2019-05-26) 2017-11-12 460 km, 51.6 deg, Cygnus
Aerocube-7C (OCSD-C, Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration, IOCPS-B, Integrated Optical Communications and Proximity Sensors) Reentry 2022-08-12. Was operational? (Public news 2019-04-09 checked on 2019-05-26) 2017-11-12 460 km, 51.6 deg, Cygnus

Last modified: 2023-01-04
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