Center for aero space technolgy
Weber State University
Additional projects conducted by CAST included the first CUBESat design, WeberSAT, Phase 3D, and CatSAT.
One of the primary goals of the organization was to provide the bus of a satellite system which could perform everything necessary to make a satellite work, except the experiment. Hence the development of the ACP and MPA systems designed to provide an "off the shelf" commercial product which was robust enough to operate in LEO orbit at any angle of ascension.
CAST had quite a few successes with off-the-shelf products integrated into satellite systems. WeberSAT used a COTS CCD camera of the type that is used for security purposes as a primary camera for ten years to take pictures of earth.