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Mission type Technology
Operator GAUSS
COSPAR ID 2012-006J
SATCAT № 38085
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type 1U CubeSat
Launch mass 1 kilogram (2.2 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 13 February 2012, 10:00:00 (2012-02-13UTC10Z) UTC[1]
Rocket Vega
Launch site Kourou ELV
Contractor Arianespace
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 302 kilometres (188 mi)
Apogee 1,101 kilometres (684 mi)
Inclination 69.48 degrees
Period 98.66 minutes
Epoch 30 October 2013, 20:43:53 UTC[2]

UniCubeSat-GG is a Miniaturized satellite built by the Sapienza University of Rome. It was launched into Low Earth Orbit on the maiden flight of Arianespace's Vega rocket on 13 February 2012. The launch was a multi-payload mission shared with LARES, ALMASat-1, Goliat, MaSat-1, PW-Sat, ROBUSTA, e-st@r and Xatcobeo.

UniCubeSat-GG is a 1-U cubesat design with a mass of 1 kg. Its primary mission is to study the effects of orbital eccentricity through the Earth's gravity gradient.


  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Peat, Chris (30 October 2013). "UNICUBESAT - Orbit". Heavens Above. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 

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