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ESTCube 1


Designation 39161 / 13021C
Launch date 7 May 2013
Country of origin Estonia
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 664/678 km
Inclination 98.1°
Period 98 min
Launch vehicle Vega #2

First Estonian satellite to test electric solar wind sail technologies, as well as help establish an Estonian infrastructure for future space projects.

Built by a collaboration of students from Tartu University, Estonian Aviation Academy, Tallinn University of Technology and University of Life Sciences, and was developed in conjunction with the Finnish Meteorological Institute and the German Space Center (DLR).

External resources


sat-index articles

n2yo.com tracking

Technical data


Prime contractor University of Tartu
Mass at launch 1.33 kg
Dry mass  
Dimension 10 x 10 x 10 cm
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime  

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