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 in a joint partnership with Norwich University and funded in part by a grant from NASA and in part by voluntary donations. The satellite, costing 30,000 US Dollars to launch - with NASA offering discounted charges to run the launch - 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 the TJ3Sat of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.
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