Mission typeTechnology
OperatorUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette
COSPAR ID2007-012P
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Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type1U CubeSat
Start of mission
Launch date17 April 2007, 06:46 (2007-04-17UTC06:46Z) UTC
Launch siteBaikonur 109/95
ContractorISC Kosmotras
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth

CAPE-1 (Cajun Advanced Picosatellite Experiment) is an amateur miniaturized satellite developed by students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The CubeSat was launched successfully into orbit at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in April 2007 after a delay of several weeks.[1]

An amateur radio frequency in the 70-centimeter band was used during the satellite's operation. Intermittent continuous wave and AX.25 telemetry beacons were sent at one watt with the call sign K5USL.[1] CAPE-1 has ceased operation, and is succeeded by the CAPE-2 picosatellite, a 1U Cubesat operating on the 2-meter and 70-centimeter bands.

See also


  1. ^ a b "The ARRL Letter". American Radio Relay League. 2007. Retrieved 2010-07-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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