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DragonSat 1 is an 1 Unit CubeSat designed and built by students of the Drexel University and the US Naval Academy.

The mission of DragonSat-1 is to take pictures of aurora (northern and southern lights) to observe the radiation dissipation intensity during the solar events, and to perform technology demonstration of gravity-gradient-boom deployment mechanism in space.

Alternate Names

  • 39383

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2013-11-20
Launch Vehicle: Minotaur 1
Launch Site: Wallops Island, United States
Mass: 1 kg

Funding Agency

  • United States Naval Academy (United States)


  • Other
  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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

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