ESTCube-1 facts for kids
|Operator||University of Tartu|
|Mission duration||12 months|
|Launch mass||1.048 kilograms (2.31 lb)|
|Dry mass||1.048 kilograms (2.31 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||7 May 2013, 02:06:31UTC|
|Rocket||Vega flight VV02|
|Launch site||Kourou ELA-1|
|End of mission|
|Deactivated||17 Feb 2015, 10:27:00UTC|
|Last contact||19 May 2015|
ESTCube-1 is the first satellite from Estonia. It was made as part of the Estonian Student Satellite Program, and was launched on 7 May 2013 on a Vega rocket. The satellite is a project in which university and high-school students took part. The CubeSat standard for nanosatellites was followed while it was built, resulting in a 10x10x11.35 cm cube, with a volume of 1 liter and a mass of 1.048 kg.
ESTCube-1 was put into orbit by Arianespace, using a Vega rocket which took off from ELA-1 at Kourou at 02:06:31 UTC on 7 May 2013 at a height of 670 kilometres.
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