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Manufacturer Planet Labs
Country of origin United States
Operator Planet Labs
Applications Earth imaging
Spacecraft type 3U CubeSat
Launch mass 5 kilograms (11 lb)
Dimensions 30 cm × 10 cm × 10 cm
(11.8 in × 3.9 in × 3.9 in)
Regime Low Earth
Status In production
Launched 93
Retired 31+
Lost 26
First launch Flock-1 1-28
9 January 2014
Related spacecraft
Derived from Dove

Flock 1 is a US CubeSat satellite constellation launched on 9 January 2014. The satellite is built in a 3U CubeSat bus, and each constellation consists of 28 satellites. All instruments are powered by solar cells mounted on the spacecraft body, along with triple-folded wings, providing approximately 20 W at maximal power.


Flock 1 constellation was launched from Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Launch Pad 0, US, on 9 January 2014 by an Antares 120 rocket. The satellites were deployed from the ISS from 11 February 2014 to 28 February 2014.[1]

Another Flock start in January 2015 on a Falcon 9 launch vehicle.


The satellite is intended for commercial Earth observation service. For this purpose, each satellite is equipped with a camera capable of 3-to-5-meter (9.8 to 16.4 ft) ground resolution. Details of intended service by individual satellites were never released publicly and are largely unknown.


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