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QBX1 was launched from Cape Canaveral on 08 December 2010 at 15:43 UT on a Falcon 9 rocket. It is a triple unit CubeSat nanosatellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Colony-1 program. It will be used to test technologies in orbit.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2010-12-08
    Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9
    Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

    Funding Agency

    • National Reconnaissance Office (United States)


    • Technology Applications

    Additional Information

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

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