List of CubeSats
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Research and development
- AAU CubeSat, by Aalborg University: The Danish students in this project, beginning in the summer of 2001, designed a satellite that would evaluate the technology and demonstrate the capabilities of the CubeSat concept. In order to successfully show the technology to the public, the team installed a camera on board the spacecraft, and outfitted it with a magnetically based attitude control system. But upon reaching orbit, the radio signals were weaker than expected and the batteries failed after only one month of semi-operational activity.
- AAUSAT-II is the second student-built CubeSat built and operated by students from Aalborg University in Denmark. It was launched 28 April 2008 05:54 UTC from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India on a PSLV rocket. AAUSAT-II carries a radiation sensor.
- AAUSAT3 is the third student-built CubeSat from Aalborg University in Denmark. The primary payload is an Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver which primary task is to receive AIS data from ships around Greenland. Launched 25 February 2013 on the Indian PSLV C20. AAUSAT3 is the very first student satellite operating AIS receivers and the first demonstration of the AAU developed CSP communication protocol - internally on CANBUS on spacelink at UHF (FSK, 9600/19200). The mission has been very successful with more than 1 mio ships detected during the first half year.
- PW-Sat, by Warsaw University of Technology: This experiment revolves around CubeSats themselves. The test will involve developing a method to deorbit CubeSats by engaging an atmospheric drag device. The mission's focus will be the testing of this foil device; its deployment to intentionally bring the satellite back into the thicker portion of Earth's atmosphere to bring the mission to an end. If successful the satellite will be Poland's first. The satellite was delivered to orbit on the maiden flight of the European Space Agency's new launch vehicle in 2012.
- OUFTI-1, by the University of Liège and I.S.I.L (Haute École de la Province de Liège): This is a 1-unit CubeSat that is being built by Belgian students. The name is an acronym for Orbital Utility For Telecommunication Innovation. The Belgian satellite was planned to launch on the maiden flight of Vega. The goal of the project is to develop experience in the different aspects of satellite design and operation. In the communications portion of the device, the academic team will be experimenting with the D-STAR digital voice mode and communications protocol that is popular with amateur radio operators. The satellite has a mass of just 1 kilogram and will utilize a UHF uplink and a VHF downlink.
- CubeSat TestBed 1, by Boeing: Boeing successfully completed all of its design and operational goals with its first nanosatellite. It was built and flown to explore the possibilities with the new CubeSat standard. Boeing satellites are usually much larger; a Boeing 601 or 702 satellite has 1,000 times the mass of their 1 kilogram CubeSat.
- InnoSAT, by Astronautic Technology Sdn Bhd: This CubeSat will test attitude control and navigation technologies developed by five Malaysian universities.
- XSAS, by University of Michigan: This project, based on graduate research, will house an accordion folded solar array inside a 1U CubeSat. The array will extend into a long solar panel once in orbit, thereby increasing by many times the power available to an attached CubeSat.
- Clyde Space is a company that started development of subsystems for CubeSats in 2005, including electrical power systems, attitude control systems, and pulsed-plasma thruster propulsion systems. In 2010 the UK Space Agency awarded Clyde Space the UK's first CubeSat mission, UKube-1, a 3U CubeSat due to launch mid-2013.
- Aerojet began developing a propulsion system for cubesats in 2011 that occupies a 1U baseline volume and readily integrates with other CubeSat platforms to create modular, fully mobile cubesats. Dubbed "CHAMPS", this system utilizes chemical propulsion and offers significantly more total impulse compared to cold gas propulsion systems.
- Alta SpA develops electric and chemical propulsion systems suited for satellites of various size. A critical analysis of different electric propulsion systems was carried out by the company in 2011. The IL-FEEP thruster, a field emission, linear slit propulsion system based on the FEEP heritage, is specially suited for CubeSats and is provided in a compact, 1U version for use on 2U or 3U missions.
- The Vermont Lunar CubeSat launched by Vermont Technical College and funded in part by a grant from Vermont Space Grant Consortium and NASA.
- OPUSAT was launched to test Lithium-ion capacitor technology in space.
- e-st@r (Educational Satellite @ Polytechnic University of Turin) is a miniaturized satellite built by the Polytechnic University of Turin. It was launched into Low Earth Orbit on the maiden flight of Arianespace's Vega rocket on the 13th Feb 2012. It is a 1-U CubeSat design weighing 1 kg. The launch was a multi-payload mission shared with LARES, ALMASat-1, Goliat, MaSat-1, PW-Sat, ROBUSTA, UniCubeSat-GG and Xatcobeo.
Earth remote sensing
For more details on this topic, see Earth remote sensing.
- Quakesat, by Quakefinder: This satellite was set out on a mission to help scientists improve earthquake detection. The students are hoping that the detection of magnetic signals may have value in showing the onset of an earthquake. The company that put the satellites together is from Palo Alto, California. They're gathering data on the extremely low magnetic field fluctuations that are associated with earthquakes to help better understand this area of study that has its skeptics. The 30 June 2003 deployment of Quakesat was alongside other university CubeSats and one commercial CubeSat. The launch occurred on a Rockot rocket from Russia’s Plesetsk launch site.
- SwissCube, by École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne: This project has been selected to fly aboard a new expendable launch system being developed for Arianespace jointly by the Italian Space Agency and the European Space Agency. The rocket is called Vega, and takes its name from the star. The Swiss students will conduct experiments with the air glow phenomenon in the Earth's atmosphere. The satellite's downlink radio will transmit at 437 MHz; the uplink will be at 145 MHz.
- PLUME, by the University of Leicester: They plan to launch a CubeSat that will detect cosmic dust, and will be the first English CubeSat to be launched. The students began their project at the beginning of 2007 and if successful will have a method for scientists to look at the smallest ever dust particles from space.
- Firefly, by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and Siena College: Terrestrial gamma-ray flashes have been detected from the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory after its launch in 1991. Scientists have theories about their origins and this new CubeSat will have instruments that will observe both photons and electrons simultaneously. This, in turn, will allow scientists to better determine if lightning is the source of the gamma-ray bursts.
- ELFIN (Electron Losses In Fields INvestigation) is a 3U CubeSat currently in development by the University of California, Los Angeles. ELFIN will study electron losses in the magnetosphere using a fluxgate magnetometer and two energetic particle detectors (one for ions and one for electrons. ELFIN is a participant in the 8th iteration of the University Nanosatellite Program and is projected to be ready to fly by late 2015.
- KSAT2 (Hayato-2) - climatology satellite with RF vater vapor sensor for improved prediction of rain and tornado
For more details on tethers in space, see Tether satellite.
For more details on space missions using tethers, see Space tether missions.
- MAST, by Tethers Unlimited: The Multi-Application Survivable Tether experiment, based in the United States, was launched 17 April 2007 aboard a Dnepr rocket. This 1 km multistrand, interconnected tether (Hoytether) is being used to test and prove the long-term survivability for tethers in space. The three MAST pico-satellites ejected from the P-POD successfully, but the communications system had difficulties, and the separation mechanism did not function properly, preventing full deployment of the tether. Nonetheless, the experiment operated for over a month and downloaded over 2 MB of data on tethered satellite dynamics as well as images of the tether. While Stanford University formed the academic portion of the team, Tethers Unlimited, from Seattle, Washington, formed the commercial portion of the team.
- STARS (Kukai), by the Kagawa Satellite Development Project at Kagawa University, Japan: The Space Tethered Autonomous Robotic Satellite (STARS) mission launched 23 January 2009 as a secondary payload on a H-IIA launch. After launch, the satellite was named KUKAI, and consisted of two subsatellites, "Ku" and "Kai," to be linked by a 5-meter tether. It was successfully separated from the rocket and transferred into the planned orbit. See also STARS-II microsatellite follow-up with longer (300m) tether.
- Tempo3, by The Mars Society: This operation is called the Tethered Experiment for Mars inter-Planetary Operations and is meant to demonstrate the generation of artificial gravity. The project seeks to enhance knowledge about long term space flight.
- GeneSat 1, by the NASA Ames Research Center: In December 2006, a Minotaur launch vehicle carried this satellite into orbit from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility to carry out a genetics experiment. The team assembled the biological growth and analysis systems to perform experiments with E. coli bacteria. The project is not cheap by CubeSat standards: the total spent on the satellite and its experiments were $6 million before the launch took place. The goal is to establish methods for studying the genetic changes that come from being exposed to a space environment. The satellite was outfitted with a UHF beacon.
- StudSat, first Indian satellite of Pico-Category was developed by a group of 35 students from Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, India, and was launched 12 July 2010 by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.
- Cubesat ROBUSTA, by Montpellier 2 University: A mission to test the effects of radiation on electronics. The goal is to specifically check the deterioration of electronic components based on bipolar transistors when exposed to the space radiation environment. The results of this experiment will be used to validate a test method proposed in the laboratory. The French satellite launched on the maiden flight of Vega in early 2012.
- TJ³Sat, by Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Va., which was the first CubeSat ever launched by high school students on November 19, 2013.
- Xatcobeo, by University of Vigo and Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial: The goal for this project is to test software defined radio and to experiment with solar panel deployment. The Spanish satellite launched on the maiden flight of Vega.
- CINEMA, a collaborative effort between the UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory, Imperial College London, Kyung Hee University, and the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. The project's goal is to develop a cubesat that monitors space weather using a combination of magnetometers and particle detectors.
- A CubeSat Inflatable Deorbit Device, by Old Dominion University - This study describes a deployable aerodynamic drag device that can be incorporated in basic 1U CubeSat units that can meet the 25-year orbital lifetime constraint for initial orbit perigees of up to 900 km.
- The NEE-01 Pegaso launched by the Ecuadorian Space Agency in early 2013 was the first known cubesat able to transmit real time video from orbit and broadcast the live feed over the internet 
- INVADER (Artsat-1) - launched by JAXA in 2014 to provide voice broadcast from orbit.
There are four types of CubeSats; 0.5U, 1U, 2U and 3U. The number corresponds to the length of the CubeSat in decimetres. Width and Depth are always ten centimetres, or one decimetre.
|Name||Type||Organisation||Mission||Launch Date (UTC)||Rocket||COSPAR ID||Status||Decay date||Remarks|
|CanX-1||1U||UTIAS||Technology demonstration||2003-06-30, 14:15||Rokot/Briz-KM||2003-031H||Failed||No signal from spacecraft|
|DTUsat||1U||DTU||Tether research||2003-06-30, 14:15||Rokot/Briz-KM||2003-031C||Failed||No signal from spacecraft|
|AAU CubeSat||1U||Aalborg University||Imaging||2003-06-30, 14:15||Rokot/Briz-KM||2003-031G||Failed||Battery problems, deactivated on 22 September 2003|
|QuakeSat||3U||Stanford University||Earthquake detection||2003-06-30, 14:15||Rokot/Briz-KM||2003-031F||Active|
|CUTE-I (Oscar 55)||1U||Tokyo Institute of Technology||Amateur radio||2003-06-30, 14:15||Rokot/Briz-KM||2003-031E||Active|
|Cubesat XI-IV (Oscar 57)||1U||University of Tokyo||Amateur radio||2003-06-30, 14:15||Rokot/Briz-KM||2003-031J||Active|
|Cubesat XI-V (Oscar 58)||1U||University of Tokyo||Amateur radio||2005-10-27, 14:15||Kosmos-3M||2005-043F||Active|
|nCube-2||1U||ARR/NSC||Amateur radio||2005-10-27, 14:15||Kosmos-3M||2005-043H?||Failed||No signal|
|UWE-1||1U||University of Würzburg||Technology/Communications||2005-10-27, 14:15||Kosmos-3M||2005-043C||Failed||Contact lost on 17 November 2005|
|SACRED||1U||University of Arizona||2006-07-26, 19:43||Dnepr-1||N/A||Failed||N/A||Launch failure|
|ION||2U||University of Illinois||2006-07-26, 19:43||Dnepr-1||N/A||Failed||N/A||Launch failure|
|Rincon 1||1U||University of Arizona||2006-07-26, 19:43||Dnepr-1||N/A||Failed||N/A||Launch failure|
|ICE Cube 1||1U||Cornell University||2006-07-26, 19:43||Dnepr-1||N/A||Failed||N/A||Launch failure|
|KUTESat||1U||University of Kansas||2006-07-26, 19:43||Dnepr-1||N/A||Failed||N/A||Launch failure|
|NCUBE-1||1U||ARR/NSC||2006-07-26, 19:43||Dnepr-1||N/A||Failed||N/A||Launch failure|
|HAUSAT-1||1U||Hankuk Aviation University||2006-07-26, 19:43||Dnepr-1||N/A||Failed||N/A||Launch failure|
|SEEDS-1||1U||Nihon University||2006-07-26, 19:43||Dnepr-1||N/A||Failed||N/A||Launch failure|
|CP-2||1U||California Polytechnic University||2006-07-26, 19:43||Dnepr-1||N/A||Failed||N/A||Launch failure|
|AeroCube 1||1U||Aerospace Corporation||2006-07-26, 19:43||Dnepr-1||N/A||Failed||N/A||Launch failure|
|MEROPE||1U||Montana State University||2006-07-26, 19:43||Dnepr-1||N/A||Failed||N/A||Launch failure|
|Mea Huaka`i (Voyager)||1U||University of Hawaii||2006-07-26, 19:43||Dnepr-1||N/A||Failed||N/A||Launch failure|
|ICE Cube 2||1U||Cornell University||2006-07-26, 19:43||Dnepr-1||N/A||Failed||N/A||Launch failure|
|CP-1||1U||California Polytechnic University||2006-07-26, 19:43||Dnepr-1||N/A||Failed||N/A||Launch failure|
|GeneSat-1||3U||NASA/Santa Clara University||Biological research
|2006-12-16, 12:00||Minotaur||2006-058C||Active||2010-08-04||Primary mission complete|
|CSTB1||1U||Boeing||2007-04-17, 06:46||Dnepr-1||2007-012F||Active[full citation needed]|
|AeroCube 2||1U||Aerospace Corporation||2007-04-17, 06:46||Dnepr-1||2007-012R||Failed||Solar converter malfunction on 18 April 2007|
|CP-4||1U||California Polytechnic University||2007-04-17, 06:46||Dnepr-1||2007-012Q||Active[full citation needed]|
|Libertad-1||1U||Sergio Arboleda University||2007-04-17, 06:46||Dnepr-1||2007-012M||Successful||Deactivated on 9 May 2007|
|CAPE-1||1U||University of Louisiana at Lafayette||2007-04-17, 06:46||Dnepr-1||2007-012P||Active[full citation needed]|
|CP-3||1U||California Polytechnic University||2007-04-17, 06:46||Dnepr-1||2007-012N||Active[full citation needed]|
|MAST||1U||Tethers Unlimited||Tether experiments||2007-04-17, 06:46||Dnepr-1||2007-012K||Failed to deploy, but radio contact made|
|Cute-1.7 + APD II||2U||Tokyo Institute of Technology||Separation system demonstration and Avalanche Photo Diode sensor experiment||2008-04-28, 03:53||PSLV-CA||2008-021C||Active|
|COMPASS-1||1U||FH Aachen||Demonstration of commercial off-the-shelf components and taking photos||2008-04-28, 03:53||PSLV-CA||2008-021E||Active|
|AAUSAT-II||1U||University of Aalborg, Denmark||ADCS system and a gamma ray detector||2008-04-28, 03:53||PSLV-CA||2008-021F||Active|
|Delfi-C3||3U||Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands||On-orbit testing of thin film solar cells (TFSC) and autonomous wireless sun sensor (AWSS), Demonstrating the world's first linear amateur radio transponder on a CubeSat||2008-04-28, 03:53||PSLV-CA||2008-021G||Active|
|CanX-2||3U||University of Toronto, Canada||Technology demonstrator for formation flying||2008-04-28, 03:53||PSLV-CA||2008-021H||Active|
|SEEDS-2||1U||Nihon University, Japan||Amateur radio experiments and preprogrammed message sending||2008-04-28, 03:53||PSLV-CA||2008-021J||Active|
|PREsat||3U||NASA||Technology||2008-08-03, 03:34||Falcon 1||N/A||Failed||N/A||Launch failure|
|NanoSail-D||3U||NASA||Technology||2008-08-03, 03:34||Falcon 1||N/A||Failed||N/A||Launch failure|
|PharmaSat||3U||NASA Ames Research Center, Santa Clara University, UTMB||Measured the effect of antifungal countermeasures on yeast strains in microgravity. ~96 hour experiment.||2009-05-19, 23:55||Minotaur I||2009-028B||Active|
|CP-6||1U||California Polytechnic University||2009-05-19, 23:55||Minotaur I||2009-028C||2011-10-06|
|HawkSat I||1U||HISS||2009-05-19, 23:55||Minotaur I||2009-028D||2011-09-04|
|AeroCube 3||1U||Aerospace Corporation||2009-05-19, 23:55||Minotaur I||2009-028E||2011-01-06|
|SwissCube-1||1U||Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne||Upper atmospheric science||2009-09-23, 06:21||PSLV-CA||2009-051B||Active||First Swiss satellite|
|BeeSat-1||1U||Berlin Institute of Technology||Reaction wheel technology qualification||2009-09-23, 06:21||PSLV-CA||2009-051C||Active|
|UWE-2||1U||Universität Würzburg||ADCS technology demonstrator||2009-09-23, 06:21||PSLV-CA||2009-051D||Active|
|ITUpSAT1||1U||Istanbul Technical University||Imagery, technology||2009-09-23, 06:21||PSLV-CA||2009-051E||Active|
|Hayato||1U||Kagoshima University||2010-05-20, 21:58||H-IIA 202||2010-020A||Failed||2010-06-28|
|Waseda-SAT2||1U||Waseda University||2010-05-20, 21:58||H-IIA 202||2010-020B||Unclear||2010-07-12|
|Negai☆''||1U||Soka University||2010-05-20, 21:58||H-IIA 202||2010-020C||Successful||2010-06-26|
|TIsat-1||1U||SUPSI||2010-07-12, 03:53||PSLV-CA||2010-035E||Active|
|StudSat||1U||StudSat||2010-07-12, 03:53||PSLV-CA||2010-035B||Inactive||First Indian picosatellite|
|RAX-1||3U||University of Michigan||2010-11-19||STP-S26|
|Perseus 000, 001, 002, 003||1.5U each||Los Alamos National Laboratory||Developing a rapid-response satellite capability to enable many different mission types||2010-12-08||Falcon 9|
|QbX1||3U||NRL||Technology demonstration||2010-12-08||Falcon 9||2010-066F||Successful||2011-01-06|
|QbX2||3U||NRL||Technology demonstration||2010-12-08||Falcon 9||2010-066B||Successful||2011-01-16|
|KySat-1||1U||Kentucky Space||Educational, technology testing, amateur radio||2011-03-04, 10:09:43||Taurus-XL||TBD||Failed||N/A||Launch failure|
|Hermes||1U||University of Colorado at Boulder||2011-03-04, 10:09:43||Taurus-XL||TBD||Failed||N/A||Launch failure|
|Explorer-1 [Prime]||1U||MSU||2011-03-04, 10:09:43||Taurus-XL||TBD||Failed||N/A||Launch failure|
|Jugnu||3U||IIT Kanpur||Micro-imaging system, near infrared camera to observe vegetation, GPS Receiver to aid tracking||2011-10-12, 05:30||PSLV-CA||2011-058B||Active|
|M-Cubed||1U||University of Michigan||Obtaining 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||2011-10-28||ELaNa 3/NPP Delta II|
|DICE||1.5U||2011-10-28||ELaNa 3/NPP Delta II|
|Explorer-1 [Prime] Unit 2||1U||2011-10-28||ELaNa 3/NPP Delta II|
|RAX-2||3U||University of Michigan||2011-10-28||ELaNa 3/NPP Delta II|
|AubieSat-1||1U||2011-10-28||ELaNa 3/NPP Delta II||Active||First CubeSat from Auburn University|
|ROBUSTA||1U||Université Montptellier 2||Radiation effects on bipolar-transistor-based circuits||2012-02-13||Vega||Failed||2014||First French CubeSat|
|e-st@r||1U||Politecnico di Torino||Development and test of an active ADCS
Test of COTS
|MaSat-1||1U||BME||Technological demonstration||2012-02-13||Vega||TBD||Active||First Hungarian satellite|
|Xatcobeo||1U||University of Vigo||Verification of a new system for measuring the amount of ionizing radiation (RDS)
Development of a new Software defined reconfigurable radio (SRAD) system
Experimental solar panel deployment system (PDM)
|Goliat||1U||University of Bucharest Romania||Earth imaging and space environment measuring ||2012-02-13||Vega||First Romanian satellite|
|PW-Sat||1U||Warsaw University of Technology Poland||Technology experiments||2012-02-13||Vega||First Polish satellite|
|UniCubeSat-GG||1U||GAUSS team-Sapienza University of Rome Italy||Deployable powered boom for gravity gradient libration study||2012-02-13||Vega||First Italian CubeSat (together with e-st@r)|
|F-1||1U||FPT University||Training for students and young engineers/Education
Test of 3-axis SDTM magnetometer
Will be the first Vietnamese satellite developed domestically
|2012-07-21, 02:21||H-IIB||N/A||On the way to the ISS|
|TechEdSat||1U||San Jose State University||SPA hardware and software, inter-satellite communication link analysis||2012-07-21, 02:06||H-IIB|
|CSSWE||3U||University of Colorado Boulder / LASP||Space Weather Research||2012-09-13, 21:39 ||Atlas V 401 ||Active||Expected 2028||Extended Mission Complete|
|FITSAT-1 (NIWAKA)||1U||Fukuoka Institute of Technology||The main mission objective is to demonstrate the developed high-speed transmitter.||2012-10-04, 15:44||ISS||N/A||Active|
|AAUSAT3||1U||University of Aalborg, Denmark||Double AIS system for tracking ships in Arctic regions.||2013-02-25||PSLV-CA C20||2013-009B||Active||Denmark's CubeSat number 4|
|BeeSat-2||1U||Berlin Institute of Technology||Reaction wheel technology qualification||2013-04-19, 10:00||Soyuz||Active|
|BeeSat-3||1U||Berlin Institute of Technology||Reaction wheel technology qualification||2013-04-19, 10:00||Soyuz||Active|
|SOMP||1U||Dresden University of Technology, Germany||Education, testing software defined radio, measuring atomic oxygen concentration, demonstrating TFSC||2013-04-19||Soyuz|||
|PhoneSat 1.0 (Graham)||1U||NASA Ames Research Center||ongoing NASA project, part of the Small Spacecraft Technology Program, of building nanosatellites using unmodified consumer-grade off-the-shelf smartphones||2013-04-21 21:00 UTC||Antares 110 A-ONE||Reentry on 2013-04-27||First PhoneSat Launch|
|PhoneSat 1.0 (Bell)||1U||NASA Ames Research Center||ongoing NASA project, part of the Small Spacecraft Technology Program, of building nanosatellites using unmodified consumer-grade off-the-shelf smartphones||2013-04-21 21:00 UTC||Antares 110 A-ONE||Reentry on 2013-04-27||First PhoneSat Launch|
|PhoneSat 2.0.beta (Alexander)||1U||NASA Ames Research Center||ongoing NASA project, part of the Small Spacecraft Technology Program, of building nanosatellites using unmodified consumer-grade off-the-shelf smartphones||2013-04-21 21:00 UTC||Antares 110 A-ONE||Reentry on 2013-04-27||First PhoneSat Launch|
|NEE-01 Pegasus||1U||Ecuadorian Space Agency||Technological demonstration/Education
Test of real time video transmission
Test of Thermal/Radiation shield
Test of multiphase solar array
Test of passive antenna deployment
Test of carbon nanotubes thermal control system
|2013-04-25, 04:13||Long March 2D||2013-018B||Active||First Ecuadorian satellite, first CubeSat to transmit real-time video|
|SkyCube||1U||Southern Stars LLC||Crowdfunding, messaging, imaging, balloon inflation||2014-01-09||Cygnus CRS Orb-1||TBD||Awaiting deployment from ISS||TBD||First crowdfunded satellite with inflatable balloon|
|ESTCube-1||1U||University of Tartu||Space test of the electric solar wind sail||2013-05-07, 02:06:31||Vega||2013-021C||Active||First Estonian satellite|
|UAPSAT||1U||University Alas Peruanas||Technology demonstration||2013-12-15||Falcon 9||ready to be launched|
|OPUSAT||1U||Osaka Prefecture University||technology||2014-01-24||H-IIA 202||late 2014|
|ITF-1 (Yui)||1U||Tsukuba University||amateur radio||2014-01-24||H-IIA 202||late 2014|
|INVADER (Artsat-1)||1U||Tama Art University||art, voice broadcast||2014-01-24||H-IIA 202||late 2014|
|KSAT2 (Hayato-2)||1U||Kagoshima University||climatology research||2014-01-24||H-IIA 202||August 2014|
|VELOX-P||1U||Satellite Research Center, Nanyang Technological University||Undergraduate Satellite Program. Technology demonstration for in house development of the sensors.||2012-10||Confidential||TBD||Preparation for launch||TBD|
|NEE-02 Krysaor||1U||Ecuadorian Space Agency||Technological demonstration / Education
Orbital debris and small asteroids monitoring
|2013-11-21, 07:10 (planned)||Dnepr-1||N/A||Completed on 15 July 2012||Will be the second Ecuadorian satellite in constellation with NEE-01|
|PUCPSAT-1||1U||Universidad Católica del Perú||Technology demonstration||2013-11-21||Dnepr/GAUSS Srl deployer|
|CubeSTAR||2U||University of Oslo||Measure the structures of electron clouds in the ionosphere using Langmuir probe||2013 (planned)||Under development|
|LightSail-1||3U||The Planetary Society||Demonstrating increased orbital energy with controlled solar sailing in Earth orbit||2012 (planned)||TBD||TBD||S/C complete summer 2011, awaiting launch availability|
|Politech.1||3U||Universidad Politecnica de Valencia Spain||Atmospheric research||2013 (project)|
|ERPSat01||1U||Sfax School of Engineering, Tunisia||Communication||2013 (planned)||TBD||TBD||Awaiting launch availability|||
|OUFTI-1||1U||University of Liège and I.S.I.L (Haute École de la Province de Liège, Belgium||Testing radio protocol in space||2013-06 (planned)||TBD||TBD||Awaiting Vega launch availability|||
|Aalto-1||3U||Aalto University and Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland||Technical demonstration of a miniaturized spectral imager, a radiation monitor and a plasma brake||2015 (planned)||TBD||TBD||Awaiting launch availability|||
|ExoplanetSat||3U||Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)||A Nanosatellite Space Telescope for Detecting Transiting Exoplanets||2012 (planned)||TBD||TBD||Under development||ExoplanetSat demonstrates the graduated growth of a constellation, with the final phase being 100 satellites surveying bright stars for other Earths|
|OSIRIS||1U||SSPL||In situ measurements of temporal and spacial characteristics of ionospheric space weather||2013 spring (planned)||TBD||N/A||Under development||Constellation of three 1U spacecraft launched simultaneously and orbiting in linear formation|
|CubeMessenger||1U||BOREAS Space||Technological demonstration||2013 (planned)||Haas 2C||N/A||Under development|
|STRaND-1||3U||Surrey Space Centre (SSC), University of Surrey, & Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL)||STRaND: Surrey Technology Research & Nanosatellite Demonstrator. Various payloads: high precision AOCS system, pulsed plasma thrusters (PPTs) & smart-phone technology demonstration.||2013-02-25||PSLV||Operational||First in STRaND Programme|
|CHASQUI - I||1U||UNI||Technology demonstration||2014 (project)||From the ISS||Under development|
|DynaCube||1U||Denel Dynamics Engineering Academy of Learning||Graduate Development Program. Capture of Images as well as Electromagnetic Radiation Mapping and Structural Temperature Analysis.||Late 2012 / early 2013||IOS Neptune N9 (planned)||TBD||Under development||TBD|
|ArduSat||1U||Nanosatisfi LLC||Allow general public to use the satellite sensors for their own creative purposes.||2013 summer||From ISS (planned)||TBD||Under development||TBD|
|TSat4||ELaNa V||Taylor University||Low Earth Orbit Plasma Research||2014 (planned)||Falcon 9||TBD||Under development|
|TSat3||3U||Taylor University||Space Communication Research||August, 2013 ||Falcon 9||Operational|
|TUSat1||1U||Taylor University||Space Communication Research||2003||Russian ICBM booster||First Satellite from Indiana |
|ChargerSat-1||1U||University of Alabama in Huntsville||Technological demonstration||2013 (planned)||TBD||Manufacturing flight units||Built by the UAH Space Hardware Club.|
|Vermont Lunar||1U||Vermont Technical College||Testing navigation components to be used in a follow up 3U ion drive CubeSat to the Moon||2013-11-19||Minotaur I||2013-064AD||Active||First university satellite from New England. Built by the Vermont Tech CubeSat Lab.|
|NUTS-1||2U||Norwegian University of Science and Technology||Student satellite project aiming to design and develop a new CubeSat bus, including using carbon fiber material for the main structure.||2014 (planned)||TBD||TBD||Under development|
|Azad-1||TBD||Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology||Classified||2014 (planned)||TBD||TBD||Under development|
|Project BLAST||1U||University of Southampton||Constructed from off the shelf, commercially available components at TRL7+, specifically a Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone.||2015 (planned)||TBD||N/A||Under development|
|EQUiSat||1U||Brown University||Open-source satellite to encourage involvement of students and amateurs in aerospace design.||2015 (planned)||TBD||N/A||Under development|
|Antelsat||2U||Antel (Administración Nacional de Telecomunicaciones), FING-IIE (Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de la República, Instituto de Ingeniería Eléctrica)||Open source satellite to encourage students, engineers and technicians, to learn and develop space technology. UHF telemetry, VHF telecommand, S-Band download data from color & infrared cameras||2014 (planned)||Dnepr-1||N/A||Under development||TBD||First entirely Uruguaian artificial satellite. http://iie.fing.edu.uy/investigacion/grupos/lai/. http://www.integra.antel.com.uy/2012/09/educacion/antelsat/|
|CySat I||1U||Iowa State University, Softronics Ltd.||Wide bandwidth radiometer for measurement of various electromagnetic spectra emanating from cities. Also proof of concept for undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty and industry partners.||2014-2017 (planned)||TBD||N/A||Under development||TBD||https://sites.google.com/site/cysatiowastateuniversity/|
|iCUBE-1||2U||Institute of Space Technology Islamabad Pakistan||Small satellite designed by the students||Launched on 21 November 2013||Active||First Pakistani cubesat. http://www.ist.edu.pk/news/2013/icube-1-launch|
|FUNcube-1||1U||AMSAT-UK / National Radio Centre||Primary/ secondary education (UK)||2013-11-22 ||Dnepr-1||?||Active||http://funcube.org.uk/2013/11/22/belated-launch-day-report|
|Delfi-n3Xt||3U||Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands||Technology demonstrations of a micro-propulsion system developed by TNO in cooperation with TU Delft and University of Twente called T3µPS and an in-orbit configurable, high-efficient transceiver platform developed by ISIS BV, in cooperation with TU Delft and SystematIC BV called ITRX.||2013-11-22||Dnepr-1||Active||http://www.delfispace.nl|
|StangSat||1U||Merritt Island High School CubeSat in partnership with CalPoly||Shock and vibration experienced by payloads while in orbit.||2014||Falcon 9 on SpaceX-5 Commercial Resupply Services flight (SpX-5/CRS-5)||Under development||Will be second satellite to launch developed by a high school team. NASA's Launch Services Program sponsors and mentors the team.|
|ZACUBE-1 (TshepisoSat)||1U||French South African Institute of Technology at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology||Space weather, technology demonstration, education and human capital development.||2013-11-21||Dnepr-1||2013-066B||Active||Student built satellite. First South African CubeSat - http://www.cput.ac.za/fsati|
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