AeroCube 2 [The Aerospace Corporation]
The AeroCube cubesats are 1 kg nanosatellites for technical research. They are built and operated by the Aerospace Corporation.
The mission of was similar to the previous AeroCube 1, but added solar cells and a charging system for the Lithium batteries.
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.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||The Aerospace Corporation|
|Contractors:||The Aerospace Corporation|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||648 km × 770 km, 98.09°|
|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|