VCC (Virginia Cubesat Constellation)

VCC (Virginia Cubesat Constellation)
Name VCC (Virginia Cubesat Constellation)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Organisation University of Virginia
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Launch brokerer Nanoracks
Partners Old Dominion University, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia and Hampton University.

In-situ quantification of atmospheric drag and communicate positions across constellation.


1. Obtain measurements of the orbital decay of multiple satellites to obtain in situ quantification of atmospheric drag and the variability of atmospheric properties. 2. Evaluate and demonstrate a system to determine and communicate relative and absolute spacecraft position across an orbiting constellation.

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Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
VCC 1 (Virginia Cubesat Constellation 1, Aeternitas) Reentry 2021-10-18. No signal (Public news) 2019-04-17 400 km, 51.6 deg, ISS
VCC 2 (Virginia Cubesat Constellation 2, Ceres) Reentry 2021-10-13. No signal (Public news) 2019-04-17 400 km, 51.6 deg, ISS
VCC 3 (Virginia Cubesat Constellation 3, Libertas) Reentry 2021-05-15. Was semi-operational? (Public news. No two-way communications established, but one response heard as of 2019-09-24.) 2019-04-17 400 km, 51.6 deg, ISS

Last modified: 2023-06-03
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