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Satellite Dove-2 (Dove 0405)
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Was operational? Retired, but not explained what it means (SmallSat 2017 paper)
Launched 2013-04-19
NORAD ID 39132
Deployer ISIPOD [ISISpace]
Launcher Sojuz-2-1b
Deployment Deployed from Bion-M1 on 2013-04-26
Entity name Planet Labs
Institution Company
Entity type Commercial
Headquarters US
Launch brokerer ISILaunch
Oneliner

Constellation for optical Earth observation with 3-5m resolution.

Description

Build a low-cost imaging satellite with non-space, COTS components. Demonstrate the ability to design, produce and operate satellites on short schedules and low cost. Show that a bus constrained to the 3U CubeSat form factor can viably host a small camera payload.

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Photo sources [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]
Space photos Dove-2Dove-2

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Last modified: 2023-06-08

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