Spacecraft CP3
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Was operational until? (Official website claims it was operational, Skyrocket and DK3WN claim no sigmals.
Launched 2007-04-17
NORAD ID 31129
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Dnepr
Organisation California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer Cal Poly

Educational space systems engineering with focus on ADCS.


The primary mission of CP3 is to implement an attitude control system using only magnetic torquers embedded within the side panels. Attitude determination is performed using two-axis magnetometers on each side panel as well as observation imagers on the payload face.

As with all of our CubeSats, a primary mission is also education. Our project is student-run and we aim to design, build, launch and operate a satellite with as much student involvement as possible.

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