Name CUTE-1.7+APD
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 2U
Status Reentry 2009-10-25. Was operational until 2006-03-16. Semi-operational until 2006-05-06 with beacons.
Launched 2006-02-21
NORAD ID 28941
Deployer CSS, TSD (CUTE Separation System, TITech Separation System)
Launcher M-V (M-5)
Organisation Tokyo Institute of Technology
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Headquarters Japan
Launch brokerer JAXA, ?

Demonstration of PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) as an onboard computer and other experiments.


Demonstration of PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) as an onboard computer. Attitude control experiment using magnetic torquer. Amateur radio service - digital repeater (digipeater). Demonstration of APD (Avalanche Photo Diode) sensor. Tether deployment experiment.

Failure cause Most likely radiation damage, stopped receiving commands, beacon functioned longer,
Sources [1]
Photo sources [1]
Keywords Tether

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