Hermes 1 Satellite

Hermes 1
Hermes 1
Name Hermes 1
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Launch failure
Launched 2011-03-04
NORAD ID Launch failure
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Minotaur-C (Taurus-XL)
Organization University of Colorado Boulder
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Headquarters US
Launch brokerer Cal Poly, ?

Demonstrate CubeSat platform technologies and high data-rate communication system.


Improve CubeSat communications through the on-orbit testing of a high data-rate communication system that will allow the downlink of large quantities of data, making CubeSat imaging or high-data quantity science easily feasible.

Another objective of the project is to create a reproducible and extensible spacecraft bus in the support of future missions. The final specified mission objective is to characterize the typical CubeSat environment. This will occur through the gathering of temperature and magnetic field data throughout the flight.

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