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MCubed-2 Updated: 31 Dec 2012   Responsible Operator James Cutler KF6RFX
Supporting Organisation University of Michigan, Department of Aerospace Engineering  
Contact Person jwcutler@umich.edu.nospam  
Headline Details: The mission objectives for the Michigan Multipurpose Minisatellite (MCubed-2) is to capture mid-resolution images of the Earth from Low Earth Orbit, perform a technology demonstration for a novel new Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), and train the next generation of Aerospace Engineers. Testing the FPGA on a CubeSat platform will provide valuable information as to how it survives Low Earth Orbit and how well it operates when processing real image data. M-Cubed implements a 3 MP CMOS camera that will transfer the image to the FPGA upon request. MCubed-2 is also an educational project for Engineering students at the University of Michigan. M-Cubed provides hands-on experience for students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to build flight hardware for a space mission. The training these students gain by working on this project will better prepare them for work in the Aerospace industry. MCubed-2 is a 1U CubeSat and the group is proposing to use a simplex transceiver on UHF with 9k6 telemetry. More information is available at http://exploration.engin.umich.edu/missions/mcubed/iaru/ Planning to launch from Vandenburgh into a 970x460km 123 dgree orbit with the following other craft: Medgar Evers - CUNYSat-1 Cal Poly – IPEX: MSU – Firebird: UH - H-2: Kentucky Space - KySat-2: SLU – Argus: LLNL – Udjat: SMDC - TacSat-6, SNaP-1/2/3, SMDC ONE 2.3/2.4 Aerospace Corp. - AeroCube-5a/5b/6 AFIT – ALICE: GSFC/Siena College – Firefly: USC – MaVEx: USU – STACEM: ** A downlink on 437.485MHz has been coordinated**
Application Date: 23 Oct 2012   Freq coordination completed on 31 Dec 2012

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