AeroCube 3 [The Aerospace Corporation]
The AeroCube cubesats are 1 kg nanosatellites for technical research. They are built and operated by the Aerospace Corporation.
The launch of AeroCube 1 was not successful, as the Dnepr failed 86 sec after launch.
AeroCube 2 was successfully orbited on a Dnepr, but failed immediately after launch due to a faulty power system. It was to have deployed a balloon as a deorbit device at the end of the mission.
AeroCube 3 was successfully launched to orbit on a Minotaur-1 and conducted imaging experiments, a tether experiment and deployed a balloon as a deorbit device at the end of the mission.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||The Aerospace Corporation|
|Contractors:||The Aerospace Corporation|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|AeroCube 1 (AC 1)||2006-F03||26.07.2006||Ba LC-109/95||F||Dnepr||with BelKa 1, Baumanets 1, Unisat 4, PicPot, CP 1, CP 2, HAUSAT 1, ICECube 1, ICECube 2, ION, KUTESat-Pathfinder, Mea Huaka'i, MEROPE, Ncube 1, Rincon 1, SACRED, SEEDS|
|AeroCube 2 (AC 2)||2007-012R||17.04.2007||Ba LC-109/95||Dnepr||with EgyptSat 1, Saudisat 3, SaudiComsat 3, SaudiComsat 4, SaudiComsat 5, SaudiComsat 6, SaudiComsat 7, CP 3, CP 4, CAPE 1, Libertad 1, CSTB 1, MAST|
|AeroCube 3 (AC 3)||2009-028E||19.05.2009||WI LA-0B||Minotaur-1||with TacSat 3, PharmaSat 1, HawkSat 1, CP 6|