|Name||CuSP (CubeSat for Solar Particles)|
|Units or mass||6U|
|Status||Was operational until 2022-11-16, half a day with a 1 hour of listen-only transmission (Official update on NASA blog on 2022-12-08 as of 2022-12-24)|
|NORAD ID||? (Not yet catalogued and tracked?)|
|Deployer||CSD (Canisterized Satellite Dispenser) [Planetary Systems Corporation]|
|Launcher||SLS (Space Launch System) (Artemis-1)|
|Organisation||Southwest Research Institute|
|Entity||Government (Civil / Military)|
First protype of an interplanetary CubeSat space weather station to study solar particles.
Study Solar Particles. First protype of an interplanetary CubeSat space weather station. It will observe space weather events hours before they reach Earth.
Initial detection over DSS-25 only for 1 hour 16 minutes, with no subsequent detections. Residual frequencies, SNR, and sky frequency were sent to the NOPE and the CuSP spacecraft team, as well as a 1-MHz movie. Telemetry frames from 1-MHz backup recording confirmed that the signal was, in fact, CuSP. Further post-processing analyses found other signal detections in the data—these were found to be RFI from BIOS.
|Failure cause||Was operating mostly as expected for the 1 hour contact. The solar arrays deployed, and they were stable and pointing at the Sun. However, anomalous software resets and temperature readings were reported during the contact.|
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|Keywords||Propulsion, Beyond Earth orbit|