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Satellite name Dove-4 (Dove 4)
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Deployment failure. Failed to separate or never deployed from Unisat-5.
Launched 2013-11-21
NORAD ID Deployment failure
Deployer PEPPOD, GPOD (GAUSS Picosatellites Orbital Deployer) [GAUSS]
Launcher Dnepr
Organisation Planet Labs
Institution Company
Entity type Commercial
Headquarters US
Launch brokerer GAUSS
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.

Failure cause Deployment failure. Failed to separate or never deployed from Unisat-5.
Sources [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]
Photo sources [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

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