CUTE-1.7 + APD

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from CUTE-1.7)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
CUTE-1.7 + APD
Mission typeTechnology
OperatorTokyo Institute of Technology
COSPAR ID2006-005C
SATCAT no.28941
Mission duration0.2 years achieved
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass3 kilograms (6.6 lb)
Start of mission
Launch dateFebruary 21, 2006, 21:28:00 (2006-02-21UTC21:28Z) UTC
Launch siteUchinoura
End of mission
Last contactMarch 16, 2006 (2006-03-17)
Decay dateOctober 25, 2009
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee299 kilometres (186 mi)
Apogee712 kilometres (442 mi)
Inclination98.19 degrees
Period94.72 minutes
Epoch21 February 2006, 16:28:00 UTC[1]

CUTE-1.7 + APD (Cubical Tokyo Tech Engineering satellite 1.7) or CO-56 (Cubesat-Oscar-56[2]) is an amateur radio satellite in the form of a double CubeSat.[citation needed] The satellite uses commercial off-the-shelf components extensively, in particular, using the Hitachi NPD-20JWL PDA as a control computer, and using a USB hub for sensor communications. At the end of its mission, the satellite will deploy an electrodynamic tether to help it deorbit. It was launched on February 21 2006 on board a Japanese launcher M-V.

On March 16, 2006, the communication system malfunctioned so that it was transmitting unmodulated carrier wave and unable to communicate.[3] The satellite decayed from orbit on 25 October 2009. A follow-up mission, CUTE-1.7 + APD II, was launched in April 2008 and remains operational.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NASA - NSSDCA - Spacecraft - Trajectory Details". Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  2. ^ "AMSAT News Service Bulletin 071.08". Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation. 2006-03-12. Retrieved 2016-12-11.
  3. ^ Cute-1.7 + APD - NEWS - Cute-1.7+APDの現状ついて

External links[edit]