|Units or mass||0.5U|
|Entity||Government (Civil / Military)|
Demonstrate upgrades CubeSat platform technologies and radiation measurements.
Number of system upgrades, including a continuously operated, spin-stabilized attitude control system as well as the space-saving consolidation of the spacecraft’s master flight computer, GPS system, and radio onto a single circuit board. A secondary payload of novel solar cells will also be characterized.
The CubeSats are equipped with a suite of miniaturized radiation dosimeters that will take identical measurements of the radiation environment as the spacecraft travel in low Earth orbit. Since the two satellites will measure the same radiation fields within only a few minutes – or seconds – of each other, Aerospace scientists will be able to gather significant information about time-related radiation variations in LEO.
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|AeroCube-6A (AC6-A)||Was operational until 2019-04-12? Public dosimeter data stops. Separate operational confirmation in 2017)||2014-06-19||610 x 700 km, 98 deg|
|AeroCube-6B (AC-6B)||Was operational until 2017-06-30? Public dosimeter data stops. Separate operational confirmation in 2017)||2014-06-19||610 x 700 km, 98 deg|