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MCUBED-2

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MCUBED-2 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 39469
Int'l Code: 2013-072H
Perigee: 463.3 km
Apogee: 822.2 km
Inclination: 120.5 °
Period: 97.4 minutes
Semi major axis: 7013 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: December 6, 2013
Source: United States (US)
Launch site: AIR FORCE WESTERN TEST RANGE (AFWTR)

Uplink (MHz):
Downlink (MHz): 437.485
Beacon (MHz): 437.479
Mode: 9600bps GMSK
Call sign: NOCALL
Status: Active


MCUBED-2 is a miniaturized satellite built by students at the University of Michigan in joint project run by MXL and JPL . It is an example of the popular CubeSat design for amateur satellites. It was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in October 2011 atop a Delta II rocket. This was a multi-payload mission with five other CubeSats, AubieSat-1, DICE-1, DICE-2, Explorer-1 Prime, and RAX-2. The name 'M-Cubed' is a shortening of Michigan Multipurpose Minisat. M-Cubed uses a passive Attitude control system consisting of a large permanent magnet that aligns the satellite with the Earth's magnetic field.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 39469U 13072H   18292.39952079 +.00000973 +00000-0 +10635-3 0 04251
2 39469 120.4899 161.8799 0255821 354.7368 005.1034 14.78004944071963
Source of the keplerian elements: Caltech