AubieSat-1

Summary

AubieSat-1
A cube with green and grey panelled sides, black and grey edges
AubieSat-1
Mission typeTechnology
OperatorAuburn University
COSPAR ID2011-061E
SATCAT no.37854
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerAuburn University
Start of mission
Launch dateOctober 28, 2011, 09:48:02 (2011-10-28UTC09:48:02Z) UTC[1]
RocketDelta II 7920-10C
Launch siteVandenberg SLC-2W
ContractorUnited Launch Alliance
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude452 kilometers (281 mi)
Apogee altitude750 kilometers (470 mi)
Inclination101.71 degrees
Period96.58 minutes
EpochJuly 6, 2014, 01:17:55 UTC[2]
 

AubieSat-1 (OSCAR-71) is a CubeSat designed, built, and tested by undergraduate students at Auburn University. It was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base October 28, 2011 atop a Delta II rocket. This was a multi-payload mission with five other CubeSats, M-Cubed, DICE-1, DICE-2, Explorer-1 and RAX-2.

Purpose

The purpose of AubieSat-1 was to accomplish several things:

  • Establish Auburn University as a university capable of developing satellites.
  • Provide workforce applicable experience for students.
  • Study and compare the effects of solar cell coatings.
  • Demonstrate a system bus that could be used at the baseline design for additional satellites later developed by the program.

References

  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "AUBIESAT-1 Satellite details 2011-061E NORAD 37854". N2YO. July 6, 2014. Retrieved July 6, 2014.

External links

  • AubieSat-1 Website