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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

CSSWE’s REPTile data is featured in a Nature paper written by Baker et al., which has been recently accepted to the journal.  The paper, titled “Nearly Impenetrable Barrier to Inward Ultra-relativistic Magnetospheric Electron Transport”, shows an impenetrable barrier to ultra-relativistic electrons in the Van Allen radiation belts.  The paper uses REPTile data to supplement REPT […]

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CSSWE Data Availability Featured in SPA Newsletter

May 2, 2014

The recent release of CSSWE data to the CDAWeb database was featured in the SPA Section Newsletter (Volume XXI Issue 28).  See below!   Also, CSSWE is still returning science data: 371 days of science returned and 597 days on orbit.  

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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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1 year of REPTile data!

October 4, 2013
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CSSWE in the news

August 16, 2013
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