AeroCube-10

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Name AeroCube-10
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1.5U
Organisation The Aerospace Corporation
Institution Non-profit
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer Nanoracks
Oneliner Demonstrate satellite-to-satellite pointing and deployment of small atmospheric probes.
Results With some technical panache, one of The Aerospace Corporation’s CubeSats maneuvered itself within 22 meters of its sibling CubeSat and snapped a series of photos while orbiting at 17,000 miles per hour.  This incredibly difficult technology demonstration, performed by a satellite the size of a tissue box, paves the way for future inspection or servicing missions. AeroCube-10 is by far the smallest spacecraft to have accomplished a rendezvous and proximity operation so close.
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Keywords Propulsion, Formation flying
Space photos AeroCube-10

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Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
AeroCube-10A (JimSat) Operational 2019-04-17 475 km, 51.6 deg, Cygnus
AeroCube-10B (DougSat) Operational 2019-04-17 475 km, 51.6 deg, Cygnus

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