Ten CubeSats are set to launch aboard an Atlas V rocket with the AFSPC-5 primary payload from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on May 20, 2015. The CubeSat payloads have been provided through NASA's Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) program and the NRO's Mission Integration Directorate (MID). Below is information about each CubeSat including tracking information where available and links to developers' websites. For launch status, see Spaceflight Now's mission status page.
|P-POD||Satellite Name||Organization||Size||Beacon Details||More Info||Image|
|1||USS Langley||U.S. Naval Academy||3U|
437.475 MHz 9600 baud AX.25 packet telemetry, variable beacon interval
|2||O/C-1||Cal Poly, SLO||3U||None|
U.S. Naval Academy
437.975 MHz 9600 baud AX.25 packet telemetry, variable beacon interval
|3||PSAT||U.S. Naval Academy||1.5U||145.825 MHz 1200 baud AX.25 APRS||More Info|
|4||O/C-2||Cal Poly, SLO||3U||None|
NearSpace Launch Inc.
|3U||Globalstar Network L-Band 1625MHz||More Info|
|6||O/C-3||Cal Poly, SLO||3U||None|
|7||AC8||Aerospace Corp.||1.5U x 2|
|8||LightSail-A||The Planetary Society||3U|
437.435 MHz, FSK AX.25 9600 bps, 15 sec period
The CubeSats are integrated into 8 P-POD deployers which are contained in the NPSCuL built by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). The NPSCuL together with the 8 P-PODs and 10 CubeSats is referred to as the Unique Lightweight Technology and Research Auxiliary Satellite (ULTRASat), and is attached to the Centaur upper stage's Aft Bulkhead Carrier (ABC). The assembled ULTRASat is shown in the photo below ready for mate to the launch vehicle along with members of the ULTRASat team consisting of NPS, Office of Space Launch (OSL), United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Cal Poly, SLO.
For those of you supporting us on launch day, don't forget to join the IRC channel. Information about the channel can be found at http://www.cubesat.org/index.php/collaborate/ground-operators.
Current TLEs may be found here.