Satellite Name CASSIOPE
Launch Date September 29, 2013
Funding Agency Canadian Space Agency
Prime Contractor MDA Corporation
Scientific Payload e-POP
Commercial Payload Cascade
Satellite Dimensions Hexagonal, 180 cm across x 125 cm high
Satellite Mass 500 kg
Launch Vehicle SpaceX Falcon 9, v1.1
Orbit 325 x 1500 km, 80.99° inclination
Orbital Period 103 minutes (14 orbits per day)
Projected Lifetime 2 years
Science Instruments VHF/UHF transmitter (CER), VLF/HF receiver (RRI), auroral imagers (2) (FAI), GPS receivers (5) (GAP), ion detector (IRM), electron detector (SEI), neutral particle detector (NMS), magnetometers (2) (MGF)
Orbit Average Power Up to 600 W
Power Source Solar array of five solar panels
Attitude Control System 3-axis stabilized using magnetometers (2), coarse sun sensors (6), star sensors (2), momentum wheels (4), torque rods (3)
Bus Data Downlink S-band, up to 4 Mbps
Cascade Data Downlink Ka-band, > 300 Mbps
e-POP Data Storage Up to 1.5 GB/orbit

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