IPEX is a 1U (10 x 10 x 10 cm) cubesat, funded by NASA’s Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO), designed to validate onboard instrument processing and autonomous payload operations for the proposed NASA HYperSPectral Infra-Red Instrument (HyspIRI) mission.
IPEX carries several low-resolution (3 mega pixels) Omnivision OV3642 cameras as a stand in for actual science instruments on future NASA missions. These cameras are capable of acquiring many images (several per minute) over the mission lifetime providing data to validate onboard processing.
Name IPEX NORAD 39471 COSPAR designation 2013-072-K Inclination (degree) 120.488 RAAN 163.342 Eccentricity 0.0282209 ARGP 266.369 Orbit per day 14.68076964 Period 1h 38m 05s (98.8 min) Semi-major axis 7 045 km Perigee x apogee 468 x 866 km Drag factor 0.000543470 1/ER Mean Anomaly 90.505
437.270 MHz AX.25 9600 FSK
IPEX 1 90704U 13072C 14014.47951867 +.00008743 +00000-0 +83704-3 0 00303 2 90704 120.4988 006.3079 0302034 020.1765 130.3036 14.65523912005124
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CP-8 IPEX was launched into Low Earth Orbit on an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in December 5th 2013. After attaining orbit, the IPEX spacecraft self stabilized using passive magnets mounted in the IPEX structure. After stabilization, IPEX is commanded from the earth station at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Active, received and decoded.
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