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Flock 3K 6

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2018-111W

Description

The 12 Planet-owned CubeSats, dubbed the Flock 3k series, join more than 100 spacecraft in Planet’s fleet dedicated to quick-response Earth-imaging. Thursday’s launch was the third to carry Planet payloads into orbit in four weeks from three countries, following successful flights aboard India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle on Nov. 29 and a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Dec. 2.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2018-12-27
    Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2.1a
    Launch Site: Vostochny Cosmodrome, Russia
    Mass: 5 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Planet Labs, Inc. (United States)

    Discipline

    • Technology Applications

    Additional Information

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

     
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