Spacecraft CP4
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Was operational until? Unkown time (Official website)
Launched 2007-04-17
NORAD ID 31132
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Dnepr
Entity name California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Country US
Launch brokerer Cal Poly

Demonstrate CubeSat platform technologies and energy dissipation experiment. Backup model of CP2.


The satellite launched under the name CP4 is the backup flight model of CP2. Energy dissipation experiment as well as a field-test of what the team has dubbed the CP Bus. CP2 marks our first attempt at “standardizing” a CubeSat bus to enable easier integration of a wide variety of payloads.

Failure cause C&DH processor lock-up issue.
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