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AeroCube 6A, 6B (CubeRad A, B)

AeroCube 6 [The Aerospace Corporation]

The AeroCube 6 cubesat is a pair of nanosatellite for technical research. They were built and operated by the Aerospace Corporation.

Aerocube 6 represents a major upgrate in the Aerocube program as it introduces a redesigned cubesat structure and technical upgrades. It features a suite of micro dosimeters for measuring radiation in the space environment.

Aerocube 6 consists of two spin-stabized sun-pointing 0.5U cubesats, which separate in orbit. The payload consists of miniaturized dosimeters, an inter-satellite cross-link experiment, an integrated flight computer, GPS receiver and UHF tranceiver board and new attitude sensors.

AeroCube 6 was deployed from the Italian UniSat 6, which in turn was launched aboard a Dnepr launch vehicle operated by Kosmotras. After reaching orbit, it separated into two satellites, AeroCube 6A and AeroCube 6B.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: The Aerospace Corporation
Contractors: The Aerospace Corporation
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (0.5U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 0.5 kg
Orbit: 613 km × 700 km, 97.9
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
AeroCube 6A (AC 6A, CubeRad A) 2014-033AM 19.06.2014 Do LC-370/13 Dnepr with Deimos 2, KazEOSat 2, Saudisat 4, TabletSat-Aurora, BugSat 1, AprizeSat 9, AprizeSat 10, UniSat 6, BRITE-CA 1, BRITE-CA 2, Hodoyoshi 3, Hodoyoshi 4, Perseus-M 1, Perseus-M 2, Flock-1c 1, ..., 11, POPSAT-HIP 1, QB50P1, QB50P2, PACE, TigriSat, ANTELSAT, Lemur 1, NanoSatC-Br 1, Duchifat 1, PolyITAN 1, DTUSat 2, AeroCube 6A, AeroCube 6B, Aerocube 6B
AeroCube 6B (AC 6B, CubeRad B) 2014-033AN 19.06.2014 Do LC-370/13 Dnepr with Deimos 2, KazEOSat 2, Saudisat 4, TabletSat-Aurora, BugSat 1, AprizeSat 9, AprizeSat 10, UniSat 6, BRITE-CA 1, BRITE-CA 2, Hodoyoshi 3, Hodoyoshi 4, Perseus-M 1, Perseus-M 2, Flock-1c 1, ..., 11, POPSAT-HIP 1, QB50P1, QB50P2, PACE, TigriSat, ANTELSAT, Lemur 1, NanoSatC-Br 1, Duchifat 1, PolyITAN 1, DTUSat 2, AeroCube 6A, AeroCube 6B, Aerocube 6A

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