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AeroCube 12A

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2018-046C

Description

Aerocube 12 (AC12) are a pair of 3U Cubesats developed by the Aerospace Corporation of El Segundo to demonstrate a the technological capability of new star-tracker imaging, a variety of nanotechnology payloads, advanced solar cells, and an electric propulsion system on one of the two satellites.

The AeroCube 12 A and B experiments build upon technologies tested on the AeroCube 8 (IMPACT) AC8 CubeSats, which launched in 2015 and 2016.

Alternate Names

  • AeroCube12A
  • 43556

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2018-05-20
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 401
Launch Site: Wallops Island, United States
Mass: 4 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)

Discipline

  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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