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Goliat was launched from Kourou on 13 February 2012 at 10:00 UT by the new European launch vehicle Vega. The cubesat weighed 1 kg and was developed at the University of Bucharest, Romania. It will perform Earth imaging with a 3-megapixel digital camera and conduct measurements of radiation and micrometeoroids in low-Earth orbit. It is expected to have a natural orbital lifetime of up to four years. This is Romania's first satellite.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2012-02-13
    Launch Vehicle: Vega
    Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
    Mass: 1 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Unknown (Romania)


    • Technology Applications

    Additional Information

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

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