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CP 6 is one of three CubeSats launched as secondary payloads (Tacsat 3 was primary) on-board a Minotaur 1 rocket on 19 May 2009 at 23:55 UT from Wallops. This is a technology demonstration mission consisting of two parts. The first part of the mission will use sensors to determine attitude and use Earth imaging for verification. The second part of the mission will study the effectiveness of a device for collecting electrons from the ambient plasma environment. This technology will have potential application in electrodynamic propulsion systems.

Alternate Names

  • 35003

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-05-19
Launch Vehicle: Minotaur 1
Launch Site: Wallops Island, United States


  • Technology Applications
  • Engineering

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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