CP5 Satellite

Spacecraft name CP5
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Was operational until 2013-01-XX? (Last JA0CAW report from 2012-12-29)
Launched 2012-09-13
NORAD ID 38763
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Atlas V
Organisation California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Country US
Launch brokerer Cal Poly, Naval Postgraduate School

De-orbiting experiment using a thin-film deployable mechanism.


De-orbiting experiment using a thin-film deployable mechanism. The main goal is to identify whether the mechanism can feasibly become a practical solution for mitigating space debris on future small satellites.

Failure cause Attempted to deploy their solar sail, but lost contact with CP-5 shorty after.
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Keywords De-orbit device
On the same launch

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