CAPE-2 Clean RoomMission

CAPE is a completely nonprofit and student run organization which develops and builds Pico satellites along with a host of other aerospace and mission related systems such as weather balloons and sensor buoys. Our facilities are provided by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The goal of this project is to give students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette the opportunity to research, design, develop, and maintain a low earth orbiting satellite.

Orbital parameters

Name                 CAPE-2
NORAD                39282
COSPAR designation   2013-064-C
Inclination (degree) 40.488
RAAN                 186.685
Eccentricity         0.0020782
ARGP                 266.900
Orbit per day        15.66718468
Period               1h 31m 54s (91.90 min)
Semi-major axis      6 746 km
Perigee x apogee     354 x 382 km
Drag factor          0.002845800 1/ER
Mean Anomaly         92.878


145.825 MHz and 437.325 MHz FM FSK beacon will be in AX.25 and CW


145.825 MHz and 437.325 MHz FM FSK beacon will be in AX.25 and CW



1 99905U 00000    13323.95403993 0.00000000  00000-0  00000-0 0  0009
2 99905  40.5214 208.6139 0003075 205.2431 337.9664 15.19728651000004



Decayed October 24th, 2014. Launched and active. Expected to be launched with Minotaur 1 ORS-3 at November 20th 00:30 UTC 2013.

The CAPE-2 team has requested the Amateur Radio community to listen for our sat and send reports to them at quadpugh <at>, include your location and time you first hear our sat.

Homepage and other references:

CAPE-2 main website
Wiki website