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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Launch Date

Cute-1.7 + APD #1 :21:00-22:00, 20th Feb 2006

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 update after launch.

Operation Plan(TBD)

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

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

Mission Schedule

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

After separated from rocket, Cute-1.7 + APD automatically deploy its antennas and begin to transmit CW telemetry. First, operation center confirm electric power management. After we confirm the power balance, various missions will be conducted. Tether deployment mission will be the final mission.


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