[amsat-bb] ESA cubesat launch details

G0MRF@aol.com G0MRF at aol.com
Thu Nov 6 13:31:51 PST 2008

Following the selection of 9 cubesats to be launched on the maiden flight  of 
the Vega launcher, ESA have now announced that the cubesats will be deployed  
into a very interesting orbit measuring 350km x 1450km with an inclination of 
71  degrees.
>From the ESA website
"The nine CubeSats will be deployed from three different deployment systems  
mounted on the support structure of the main payload, LARES (LAser RElativity  
Satellite), into an orbit of 350 km by 1450 km at an inclination of 71 
degrees.  The launch opportunity is offered by ESA to the selected CubeSats free of  
Further details are at:
David   G0MRF              (If only.........!!)

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