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CSSWE Featured on SpaceNews … Again!

November 20

CSSWE is featured in SpaceNews again – twice in 30 days!  This Op-Ed, written by Dan Baker and Mary Cleave, makes a compelling argument to invest significant resources in small spacecraft.  CSSWE’s contribution to a Nature paper [Baker et al., 2014] is cited as evidence for the scientific value of small spacecraft like CubeSats.  Check it […]

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CSSWE Featured in Space News

October 23

CSSWE is featured in a Space News article written after the National Academies Space Studies Board Committee on Achieving Science Goals with CubeSats meeting in Irvine, California, this past September.  The ad hoc group organizes the meeting to discuss taking advantage of the surge in CubeSat interest to do real science.  Take a look!   Why […]

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Massively Successful Mission at End

February 26

CSSWE has been a massively successful mission.  It can be considered the most successful scientific CubeSat of all time.  However, as of December 22nd, 2014, the capacity of CSSWE’s batteries have degraded extensively; as a result CSSWE cannot be powered by them.  It is not clear if CSSWE can be powered exclusively by the solar […]

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LASP Celebrates Anniversary

September 15, 2014

LASP celebrates CSSWE’s 2 year anniversary with a party!  Congratulations CSSWE team! See the previous blog entry for more information.  

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CSSWE Two Year Anniversary

September 14, 2014

On September 13, 2012, CSSWE was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base.  Two years later, CSSWE is still taking and returning science data.  Never could we have expected the spacecraft to last so long.  Because of the expected 4 month nominal mission lifetime, the onboard batteries are not designed to last 24 months.  In fact, they are […]

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CSSWE Data Featured in Nature Paper

September 9, 2014
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CSSWE Data Availability Featured in SPA Newsletter

May 2, 2014
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CSSWE Data Now Available

April 17, 2014
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LASP’s RIP CSSWE Pool Concluded

November 19, 2013
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3x Mission Lifetime Achieved

October 25, 2013
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