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AeroCube 2

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.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: The Aerospace Corporation
Contractors: The Aerospace Corporation
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit: 648 km × 770 km, 98.09
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
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


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