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Several cubesats were launched on 13 February 2012 from Kourou at 10:00 UT by the new European launch vehicle Vega. The cubesats each have a mass of 1 kg and were developed by University students from five different countries.

Xatcobeo is a Spanish cubesat will test a software-defined reconfigurable radio and an ionizing radiation measurement system.

The satellites will be deployed into a high inclination, low Earth orbit and are expected to have a natural orbital lifetime of up to four years.

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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 (Spain)


    • Technology Applications

    Additional Information

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

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