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Cajun Advanced Picosatellite Experiment (CAPE)

Posted: April 27th, 2014, 4:57 pm
by Christopher K.
CAPE is an exciting nonprofit, student-run project at ULL. The program develops and builds picosatellites and other systems, like weather balloons and sensor buoys. CAPE works out of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

According to Red River Radio, ULL is the first Louisiana university to launch a satellite. Congratulations to them! This past December a ham-radio operator in India, Nitin Muttin (VU3TYG) heard CAPE-2 voice repeater on 145.825 Mhz.

More about CAPE: ... asa-rocket

The 6 January APOD shows three CubeSats released by the Kibo Laboratory's arm:

Re: Cajun Advanced Picosatellite Experiment (CAPE)

Posted: April 19th, 2019, 5:16 pm
by Christopher K.
The CAPE is far from the only experiment to focus on Planet Earth. And as far as experiments go...

Although there are only a few slots left, it's not too late for kids to register for tomorrow's "Surveying the Earth!" session; it occurs from 10am to 12pm at the Highland Road Park Observatory. These sessions are for eight- to twelve-year-olds; the cost is five dollars per EBR-Parish kid and six dollars per other-parish kid.

More information:

[Also, the program "Our Weird Home" will be broadcast on NASA-TV Monday 22 April at 2pm CDT.]

Re: Cajun Advanced Picosatellite Experiment (CAPE)

Posted: November 3rd, 2019, 4:27 pm
by Christopher K.
NASA may be looking for smaller and smaller launches like CAPE. In a few minutes on NASA-TV there will be a rebroadcast of the documentary focusing on the Cube Quest Challenge (part of the Centennial Challenges). Several millions dollars are at stake for teams who can build "flight-qualified" small satellites.