Vermont Lunar CubeSat
|Operator||Vermont Technical College|
|Manufacturer||Vermont Technical College|
|Launch mass||1 kilogram (2.2 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||November 20, 2013, 01:15UTC|
|Launch site||MARS LP-0B|
|Perigee||479 kilometers (298 mi)|
|Apogee||487 kilometers (303 mi)|
|Epoch||July 4, 2014, 20:59:35 UTC|
The Vermont Lunar CubeSat is a CubeSat satellite launched in 2013 by Vermont Technical College and funded in part by grants from NASA, Vermont Space Grant Consortium and in part by voluntary donations. The satellite, costing about 50,000 US Dollars to build - with NASA offering a free launch as part of the ELaNa program - served as a testing model for guidance and navigation pending future launches. The eventual goal of the project is to build a CubeSat capable of orbiting the moon. It was launched on November 19, 2013 from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia as part of a payload containing two NASA, 11 universiy, one high school and 14 Air Force CubeSats. Vermont Lunar is the only non NASA/Air Force CubeSat from this ELaNa IV launch that is fully working. Eight were never heard from at all.
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