|Name||AMS (Agile MicroSatellite)|
|Units or mass||6U|
|Status||Operational? (News after launch about flight operations starting in mid-June but orbit not yet significantly lowered though lower altitude than most from the same launch as of 2022-12-21)|
|Launcher||Falcon 9 (Transporter-5)|
|Organisation||MIT Lincoln Laboratory|
|Entity||Government (Civil / Military)|
|Manufacturer||AIVT by Blue Canyon|
Demonstrate that a CubeSat can reliably operate in very low earth orbit.
Demonstrate that a CubeSat can reliably operate in very low earth orbit. AMS will initially launch to an altitude of 500 kilometers and will use electric propulsion to maneuver to the lowest altitude possible. By demonstrating CubeSat performance at such low altitudes, the U.S. Air Force, and others will be able to leverage the technology to conduct important new Earth observation and other civil and military space missions.
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|Keywords||VLEO (Very Low Earth Orbit), Propulsion|
Last modified: 2023-06-09
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