M-Cubed
Name M-Cubed (COVE, MCUBED, M3)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Was semi-operational. Became conjoined with HBRE and could not receive signals, but transmitted beacon.
Launched 2011-10-28
NORAD ID 37855
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Delta II
Organisation University of Michigan
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer Cal Poly
Oneliner

Demonstrate CubeSat platform and image Earth.

Description

Obtain a mid resolution image to date of Earth with at least 60% land mass and a maximum of 20% cloud coverage from a single cubesat platform. MCubed bus with the intention of making it a heritage design, thus allowing for future missions to be flown on the same bus.

Failure cause Became conjoined with HBRE and could not receive signals, but transmitted beacon.
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Last modified: 2022-12-29
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