CAPE-1

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CAPE-1
Mission type Technology
Operator University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type 1U CubeSat
Start of mission
Launch date 17 April 2007, 06:46 (2007-04-17UTC06:46Z) UTC
Rocket Dnepr
Launch site Baikonur 109/95
Contractor ISC Kosmotras
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth

CAPE-1 (Cajun Advanced Picosatellite Experiment) is an amateur miniaturized satellite developed by students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The CubeSat was launched successfully into orbit at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in April 2007 after a delay of several weeks.[1]

An amateur radio frequency in the 70-centimeter band was used during the satellite's operation. Intermittent continuous wave and AX.25 telemetry beacons were sent at one watt with the call sign K5USL.[1] CAPE-1 has ceased operation, and is succeeded by the CAPE-2 picosatellite, a 1U Cubesat operating on the 2-meter and 70-centimeter bands.

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  1. ^ a b "The ARRL Letter". American Radio Relay League. 2007. Retrieved 2010-07-30. 

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