CAPSat, the Cool Annealing Payload Satellite, is one of three Undergraduate Student Instrumentation Program (USIP) satellites developed by LASSI. CAPSat is a 3U CubeSat developed in collaboration with Professor Paul Kwiat in the UIUC Physics Department. A quantum annealing payload will evaluate crystalline single photon detector healing technologies to compensate for radiation damage in single photon detectors.
CAPSat was launch to the International Space Station on Aug 29, 2021. Deployment is anticipated in mid-October.
Lead Systems Engineer: Rick Eason