CP10 (ExoCube)
CP10 (ExoCube)
Name CP10 (ExoCube)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Was semi-operational until 2016-07-30. Antennas did not deploy and radio went silent (Official presentation)
Launched 2015-01-31
NORAD ID 40380
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Delta II
Organisation California Polytechnic State University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer Tyvak, ?
Oneliner Measure neutral and ionized species in the exosphere and thermosphere.
Results Experienced an antenna failure which resulted in this situation. That failure was most likely caused by a bad solder joint.
Failure cause Antennas did not deploy and very large dish was needed. Likely by a bad solder joint. Then radio went silent after 6 months.
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Last modified: 2020-09-20
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