AeroCube 3 [The Aerospace Corporation]
The AeroCube cubesats are 1 kg nanosatellites for technical research. They are built and operated by the Aerospace Corporation.
The AeroCube-3 mission is divided into two parts.
AeroCube 3 was successfully launched to orbit on a Minotaur-1 and conducted imaging experiments, a tether experiment and 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:||427 km × 466 km, 40.48°|
|AeroCube 3 (AC 3)||2009-028E||19.05.2009||WI LA-0B||Minotaur-1||with TacSat 3, PharmaSat 1, HawkSat 1, CP 6|