Satellite IPEX (Intelligent Payload Experiment, CalPoly 8) of NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names IPEX (Intelligent Payload Experiment, CalPoly 8)
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Users Government
Purpose Technology Development
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 469
Apogee (km) 890
Eccentricity 0.0298602737782821
Inclination (degrees) 120.5
Period (minutes) 98.3
Launch Mass (kg.) 1
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 06-12-2013
Expected Lifetime
Contractor California Polytechnic University
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Vandenberg AFB
Launch Vehicle Atlas 5
COSPAR Number 2013-072K
NORAD Number 39471
Comments Designed to validate onboard instrument processing and autonomous payload operations for the proposed NASA HYperSPectral Infra-Red Instrument (HyspIRI) mission.


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