Cute-1.7 + APD Laboratory for Space Systems

Cute-1.7 + APD II Project - Launch of Cute-1.7 + APD II -

Small Satellite Program (SSP)

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

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Launch of Cute-1.7 + APD II

We exchanged contract between University of Toronto, Institute of Aerospace Studies, Space Flight Laboratory, concerning the launch of Cute-1.7 + APD II, the second version of Cute-1.7 + APD, which was launched on February 22, 2006 and is now under restoring operation from radiation trouble encounterd in the orbit.

Cute-1.7 + APD II will be launched by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle(PSLV) , which was developed and is operated by Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO) .
The launch is to be set on 30 June 2007.
Launch was postponed.

PSLV series ,firstly launched in 1993 as a test vehicle, have been successfully launched except for the 1st test flight.
Six CubeSats will be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Center as subpayloads.

  1. AAUSAT II Aalborg University, Denmark
  2. CanX-2, UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory, Canada
  3. COMPASS-1, University of Aachen, Germany
  4. Cute-1.7 +APD II, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  5. Delfi-C3, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands
  6. SEEDS, Nihon University, Japan

RF frequencies of Cute-1.7 + APD II are shown below.

Modulation Type Protocol
(HK Data)
437.275MHz CW Morse Signal
(Mission Data)
437.475MHz FM AFSK 1200bps
/FM GMSK 9600bps
(A,mature Services)
1267.6MHz FM GMSK 9600bps AX.25/SRLL

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