Cute-1.7 + APD Laboratory for Space Systems

Cute-1.7 + APD Project - Launch & Operation -

Small Satellite Project (SSP)

Laboratory for Space Systems (LSS), Tokyo Institute of Technology

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Satellite Status

25/Feb/2006 Battery Charging, Here the battery voltage and current from battery

Launch Date

Cute-1.7 + APD #1 :21:28, 21st Feb. 2006(UTC)
**23:30 20th Feb.(UTC) Updated

Cute-1.7 + APD #2 : Summer 2006.


Cute-1.7 + APD #1:
Orbit: Sun Synchronous
Inclination: ~98deg
Perigee: ~290km
Apogee: ~750km
*Accurate orbital information will be updated after launch.

Operation Plan(TBD)

Cute-1.7 + APD is separates from the M-V rocket after the main satellite"Astro-F" separates.

Cute-1.7 + APD transmits CW telemetry. Detailed information will be explained here.
the GMSK or FM telemetry schedules can be found here.
(Ground Station Schedules Viewer)

Mission Schedule

Cute-1.7 + APD Mission Schedule
Cute-1.7 + APD mission schedule

After separation from the rocket, Cute-1.7 + APD automatically deploys its antennas and begins to transmit CW telemetry. First, the operation center confirms electric power management. After a correct power balance is confirmed, various missions will be conducted, the Tether deployment mission being the final one.


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