|Mission type||Optical imaging|
|Mission duration||180 days planned|
|Spacecraft type||3U CubeSat|
|Launch mass||5.8 kilograms (13 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||19 April 2013, 10:00:00UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur 31/6|
|Perigee||569 kilometers (354 mi)|
|Apogee||580 kilometers (360 mi)|
|Epoch||31 October 2013, 03:04:08 UTC|
Dove 2 is an Earth observation satellite launched as part of a private, commercial, space-based, remote sensing system, licensed to collect images of the Earth. It is currently undertaking an experimental mission in a 575 km circular orbit at an inclination of 64.9 degrees. The Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs Office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agency of the United States Department of Commerce, granted a license to Cosmogia Inc. to operate Dove 2 mission.
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