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M-Cubed/COVE is a 1U CubeSat developed by the University of Michigan's Student Space Systems Fabrication Lab (S3FL). Development began in 2007.

The objective of MCubed is to obtain a mid resolution image to date of Earth with at least 60% land mass and a maximum of 20% cloud coverage from a single cubesat platform. S3FL is also developing the MCubed bus with the intention of making it a heritage design, thus allowing for future missions to be flown on the same bus.

Alternate Names

  • 37855
  • M-Cubed/COVE

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2011-01-28
Launch Vehicle: Delta II 7920
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 1 kg

Funding Agencies

  • Unknown (United States)
  • NASA Jet Proplusion Laboratory (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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