CP7 (Dave)
Name CP7 (DAVE, Damping and Vibrations Experiment, CP-7)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Reentry 2023-02-12. Was operational? (Social media news 2019-02-27 checked on 2019-05-26)
Launched 2018-09-15
NORAD ID 43616
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Delta II
Organisation California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer Tyvak, ?
Partners Northrop Grumman

Characterize particle damper in microgravity and camera to take photos of Earth.


In orbit, DAVE provides a low cost and low risk platform to acquire data to characterize unknown particle damper microgravity behavior. Simultaneously, the mission achieves flight heritage for particle damper technology.

The completion of these objectives overcomes barriers currently inhibiting the employment of particle dampers in space. Payload to evaluate a mechanical damping technology in microgravity. This technology, called particle damping, exploits the dynamics of multiple constrained particles to dissipate vibration energy. Terrestrial applications demonstrate particle damping performance to be largely unaffected by extreme environments yet simple and cheap to implement. Dampers are needed to steady sensitive instrumentation and inhibit destructive structural resonant modes.

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