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Mayflower was launched from Cape Canaveral on 08 December 2010 at 15:43 UT on a Falcon 9 rocket. Mayflower, also known as Mayflower-Caerus, is a triple unit CubeSat built as a joint mission by Novaworks of Northrop Grumman and the University of Southern California as a technology mission. Mayflower is a 2U CubeSat-sized module built by Novaworks as a next-generation CubeSat Flight Testbed. Caerus is a 1U CubeSat structure used as the payload module of the spacecraft. USC built the module based on a Pumpkin 1U CubeSat kit. It transmits beacon data in the amateur band.

Alternate Names

  • 37252

Facts in Brief

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