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Aerocube 7C



OCSD (Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration), formerly known as IOCPS (Integrated Optical Communications and Proximity Sensors for Cubesats), is a cubesat mission by the Aerospace Corporation of El Segundo to demonstrate a laser communication system for sending large amounts of information from a satellite to Earth and also demonstrate low-cost radar and optical sensors for helping small spacecraft maneuver near each other. IOCPS consists of a pair of 1.5-unit CubeSats, which are launched together as a piggy-back payload. The mission is expected to take two years and $3.6 million to develop and operate.

Alternate Names

  • Aerocube7C
  • OCSD (Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration)
  • 43043

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2017-11-12
Launch Vehicle: Antares
Launch Site: Wallops Island, United States
Mass: 3 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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