AeroCube-14

AeroCube-14
AeroCube-14
AeroCube-14
AeroCube-14
AeroCube-14
AeroCube-14
AeroCube-14
Name AeroCube-14
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Mass in kg 3.7 kg
Organisation The Aerospace Corporation
Institution Non-profit
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Costs $4.1 million for the whole program.
Oneliner

Payload consists of a custom-designed telescope combined with a commercially available camera core.

Description

Demonstrate rapid development of a small size, weight and power (SWAP), low cost optical sensor in low earth orbit. The payload consists of a custom-designed telescope combined with a commercially available camera core. Observing cloud backgrounds and ground targets to research the capabilities of commercially derived technology for space mission applications. Aerospace had to further modify commercial parts or design their own when off-the-shelf parts, like a commercial infrared lens, didn’t meet performance needs.

Results

At present, the program has focused on calibrating the CubeSats’ sensors and observation tasking has been minimal.

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Photo Sources [1] [2] [3] [4]
Keywords Laser transmitter
Space photos AeroCube-14

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Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
AeroCube-14A (IMPACT) Operational? (No news found as of 2020-04-10, but likely operational) 2019-11-02 460 km, 51.6 deg, Cygnus
AeroCube-14B (IMPACT) Operational? (No news found as of 2020-04-10, but likely operational) 2019-11-02 460 km, 51.6 deg, Cygnus
AeroCube-15A (Rogue Alpha) Operational (Smallsat 2022 paper about continuing operations as of 2022-12-25) 2019-11-02 460 km, 51.6 deg, Cygnus
AeroCube-15B (Rogue Beta) Operational (Smallsat 2022 paper about continuing operations as of 2022-12-25) 2019-11-02 460 km, 51.6 deg, Cygnus

Last modified: 2023-01-06
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