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AeroCube 8D



Aerocube 8 (AC8) or IMPACT (), is a two satellite cubesat mission by the Aerospace Corporation of El Segundo to demonstrate a new electric propulsion, nanotechnologies (CNT) and solar cell technologies. The IMPACT mission consists of two 1.5U Cubesats with the prime mission to demonstrate scalable ion-electrospray Propulsion system (SiEPro). Additional experiments are to measure IV curves for 4-junction IMM solar cells and 5-junction SBT cells, to demonstrate CNT harness and use of CNT/PEEK material and to evaluate CNT radiation-shielding material.

Alternate Names

  • AeroCube8D
  • AC8
  • Impact
  • 41852

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2016-11-11
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 401
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States

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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