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AeroCube 5

AeroCube 5 [The Aerospace Corporation]

AeroCube-5 is a CubeSat technology demonstration mission within the PicoSat Program of The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA, USA. The AeroCube-5 CubeSat series of two spacecraft was also designated as AC5-A and AC5-B.

AeroCube 5 slightly modifies and upgrades the basic structural components of the AeroCube 4 series, so that the satellites have a 1.5U CubeSat form factor and a mass of ~2 kg. Its primary mission will be to test its pointing and tracking capabilities while on orbit.

The two satellites were launched as secondary payloads on an Atlas-5(501) rocket.

A third satellite, AeroCube 5C will be launched in 2015 with OCSD A (AeroCube 7).

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: The Aerospace Corporation
Contractors: The Aerospace Corporation
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (1.5U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 2 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
AeroCube 5A (AC 5-A) 2013-072D 06.12.2013 Va SLC-3E Atlas-5(501) with Topaz 3, ALICE, SMDC-ONE 3.1, SMDC-ONE 3.2, SNaP, TacSat 6, FIREBIRD FU1, FIREBIRD FU2, AeroCube 5B, CUNYSAT 1, IPEX, M-Cubed/COVE 2
AeroCube 5B (AC 5-B) 2013-072E 06.12.2013 Va SLC-3E Atlas-5(501) with Topaz 3, ALICE, SMDC-ONE 3.1, SMDC-ONE 3.2, SNaP, TacSat 6, FIREBIRD FU1, FIREBIRD FU2, AeroCube 5A, CUNYSAT 1, IPEX, M-Cubed/COVE 2
AeroCube 5C (AC 5-C) 2015-058B 08.10.2015 Va SLC-3E Atlas-5(401) with Intruder 7A, Intruder 7B, SNaP-3 ALICE, SNaP-3 EDDIE, SNaP-3 JIMI, LMRSTSat, SINOD-D 1, SINOD-D 3, OCSD A, ARC 1, BisonSat, Fox 1A, PropCube 1, PropCube 3

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