|Start of mission|
|Launch date||October 28, 2011, 09:48:02UTC|
|Rocket||Delta II 7920-10C|
|Launch site||Vandenberg SLC-2W|
|Contractor||United Launch Alliance|
|Perigee||452 kilometers (281 mi)|
|Apogee||750 kilometers (470 mi)|
|Epoch||July 6, 2014, 01:17:55 UTC|
AubieSat-1 (OSCAR-71) is a CubeSat designed, built, and tested by undergraduate students at Auburn University. It was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base October 28, 2011 atop a Delta II rocket. This was a multi-payload mission with five other CubeSats, M-Cubed, DICE-1, DICE-2, Explorer-1 and RAX-2.
The purpose of AubieSat-1 was to accomplish several things:
- Establish Auburn University as a university capable of developing satellites.
- Provide workforce applicable experience for students.
- Study and compare the effects of solar cell coatings.
- Demonstrate a system bus that could be used at the baseline design for additional satellites later developed by the program.
- McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
- "AUBIESAT-1 Satellite details 2011-061E NORAD 37854". N2YO. July 6, 2014. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
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