Cute-1.7 + APD Laboratory for Space Systems

Cute-1.7 + APD Project

Small Satellite Project (SSP), Laboratory for Space Systems (LSS), Tokyo Institute of Technology

Cute-1.7+APD is the successor of the Cute-1 nano-satellite, developed and built by the second generation of students of the Tokyo Institute of Technology Matunaga Laboratory for Space System (LSS). The Avalanche Photo Diode sensor module, or APD, embarked on this 20cmx10cmx10cm nano-satellite was also developed by the Tokyo Institute of Technology Kawai Laboratory.

"Cute-1.7+APD"-#1 is scheduled for placement into orbit as a subpayload of the JAXA M-V-#8 Rocket in February 2006. The separation mechanism for release in orbit was also developed at the Tokyo Institute of Technology Matunaga Laboratory for Space System. It is based on the TSD(Tokyo-Tech Separation System Demonstration) experiment regarding CUTE-1.

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Cute-1.7 + APD Flight Model(FM) Appearances

Cute-1.7 + APD FM - 分離機構システム
Cute-1.7 + APD Proto FM w/o Solar Cells & Separation System

Cute-1.7 + APD Current Position