CP1 is Cal poly’s first satellite. Jack Schaffner won a paper writing contest for Smallsat to kick off PolySat.
The primary mission of CP1 was the testing of a sun sensor donated by Optical Energy technoloies, as well as the use of a sungle magnetic torquer embedded within a side panl. Being the first satellite built by Cal Poly, emphasis was placed on building a progressive program relying on documentation and the passing of knowledge and skills.
CP1 launched July 26th, 2006 on the Dnepr 1 mission. The satllite unfortunately did not make it to orbit due to a rocket fialure.