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Aerocube 5a



1.5U Cubesat to demonstrate new technologies for pointing and tracking between two identical CubeSats and to demonstrate a deorbit device. The design is based on an Aerospace Corporation cubesat bus. NRO-funded payload. The orbit is an estimate based on ULA data.

Alternate Names

  • 39465
  • Aerocube5a

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2013-12-06
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 2 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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