Petey (satellite)

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3CS satellites at testing facility.jpg
A picture of 2 of 3CS satellites
Mission type Technology
Operator NMSU, AFRL, STP
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass 16 kilograms (35 lb)
Dimensions 46 x 30cm (six-sided)[1]
Start of mission
Launch date Not launched
Rocket Delta IV Heavy
Launch site Cape Canaveral SLC-37B
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Epoch Planned

Petey (or 3CS-3) is a satellite, part of Three Corner Satellite project. Designed and being built by mostly undergraduate students at the New Mexico State University as part of the Air Force Research Laboratory's University Nanosat Program.[2] It is responsible for communication system in 3CS project.

Satellite was not completed in time for launch of 3CS on December 21, 2004 and later was donated to the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Satellite carries name of New Mexico State University's mascot, Pistol Pete.

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  1. ^ "3CSat". Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Boeing (2004-12-01). "The DemoSat payload". Spaceflight Now. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 

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