ESTCube-1

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ESTCube-1
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ESTCube-1 illustration
Organization: University of Tartu
Mission type: Technology Demonstration
Launch date: 7 May 2013, 02:06:31 (2013-05-07UTC02:06:31Z) UTC
Launch vehicle: Vega
Mission duration: 12 months
NSSDC ID: 2013_021C
Webpage: Official website
Mass: 1.048 kg
Eccentricity: 0.0008586
Inclination: 98.129
Orbits: Low Earth orbit
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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.