Aeneas is a nanosatellite project of the University of Southern California/Space Engineering Research Center (USC/SERC). This program modifies a 3U (30 × 10 × 10 cm) National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)-specified Colony I CubeSat (3U) bus to address a research thrust of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The delivery of Aeneas is scheduled for January of 2011 and the flight is manifested for June of 2012.
Aeneas contains two payloads:
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||University of Southern California/Space Engineering Research Center (USC/SERC) for NRO|
|Contractors:||University of Southern California/Space Engineering Research Center (USC/SERC); Pumpkin Inc. (bus)|
|Power:||4 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||770 km × 480 km, 64°|
|Aeneas||2012-048C||13.09.2012||Va SLC-3E||Atlas-5(401)||with Intruder 10A, Intruder 10B, SMDC-ONE 2.1, SMDC-ONE 2.2, STARE A, CINEMA 1, CSSWE, CXBN, AeroCube 4A, AeroCube 4B, AeroCube 4C, CP 5, OUTSat|