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AeroCube 1

AeroCube 1 [The Aerospace Corporation]

The AeroCube cubesats are 1 kg nanosatellites for technical research. They are built and operated by the Aerospace Corporation.

AeroCube 1 was to test a communication system and the system bus plus a suite of CMOS cameras done by Harvey Mudd College. An omnidirectional patch antenna was to be used.

The launch of was not successful, as the Dnepr failed 86 sec after launch.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: The Aerospace Corporation
Contractors: The Aerospace Corporation
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Batteries
Mass: 1 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
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


  • Cal Poly website

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