Mission typeTechnology
COSPAR ID2012-006J
SATCAT no.38085
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type1U CubeSat
Launch mass1 kilogram (2.2 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date13 February 2012, 10:00:00 (2012-02-13UTC10Z) UTC[1]
Launch siteKourou ELV
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude302 kilometres (188 mi)
Apogee altitude1,101 kilometres (684 mi)
Inclination69.48 degrees
Period98.66 minutes
Epoch30 October 2013, 20:43:53 UTC[2]

UniCubeSat-GG is a Miniaturized satellite built by the Sapienza University of Rome. It was launched into Low Earth Orbit on the maiden flight of Arianespace's Vega rocket on 13 February 2012. The launch was a multi-payload mission shared with LARES, ALMASat-1, Goliat, MaSat-1, PW-Sat, ROBUSTA, e-st@r and Xatcobeo.

UniCubeSat-GG is a 1-U cubesat design with a mass of 1 kg. Its primary mission is to study the effects of orbital eccentricity through the Earth's gravity gradient.


  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  2. ^ Peat, Chris (30 October 2013). "UNICUBESAT - Orbit". Heavens Above. Retrieved 31 October 2013.

External links

  • http://www.gaussteam.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=96&Itemid=183
  • http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/unicubesat-gg.htm