Satellite Dove-2 of Planet Labs, Inc.

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Dove-2
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner Planet Labs, Inc.
Users Commercial
Purpose Technology Development
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 559
Apogee (km) 582
Eccentricity 0.00165694114256898
Inclination (degrees) 64.88
Period (minutes) 96.08
Launch Mass (kg.) 5.8
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 19-04-2013
Expected Lifetime .5 yrs.
Contractor Planet Labs, Inc.
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Soyuz 2-1A
COSPAR Number 2013-015C
NORAD Number 39132
Comments Remote sensing; also an internal company technology demonstration experiment to test the capabilities of a low-cost spacecraft constrained to the 3U cubesat form factor to host a small payload.


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