IMHO Masat-1 success is going to shape the concept and the mission of CubeSat in the future.
The success reflects the big effort of the Masat-1 team to produce this CubeSat with perfect performance since the first day of the launch.
Here are some features of this success :
1- The good telemetry signal.
2- Nice decoder software.
3- Continuous update to the decoder software and release many new versions.
4- Very helpful web page.
5- Then the Masat-1 made history again when it captured the first satellite space photographs on 8 March 2012.
Masat-1 web page