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Dove 2



The Dove-2 mission is a technology demonstration nanosatellite for Cosmogia Inc. for remote sensing purposes based on the triple CubeSat form factor.

The Dove 2 mission is also an internal company technology demonstration experiment to test the capabilities of a low-cost spacecraft constrained to the 3U cubesat form factor to host a small payload. Dove 2 is licensed to collect images of the Earth and will undertake a short-duration experimental mission in a 290 km by 575 km orbit at an inclination of 64.9°. It will be launched in 2012 as a piggyback payload on a Soyuz-2-1b launch.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2013-04-19
    Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2.1a
    Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
    Mass: 5.8 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Unknown (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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