CubeSat Database

This database contains information on all 0 CubeSats up to April 25th, 2022.

We would appreciate it if outcomes using information provided by this CubeSat database would provide the following acknowledgement:
This work makes use of data available at CGEE CubeSat database at ,
and add a reference to the following paper:
Thyrso Villela, Cesar A. Costa, Alessandra M. Brandão, Fernando T. Bueno, and Rodrigo Leonardi, “Towards the Thousandth CubeSat: A Statistical Overview,” International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, vol. 2019, Article ID 5063145, 13 pages, 2019 .
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Civil civilian government organizations (e.g., NASA, JAXA, ESA)
Commercial built by a private organization for itself, including amateur satellites.
Military a government military organization, includes those built by a private contractor but for a government military organization.
University a university or other educational institution (including high schools). To be in this class, student education must be part of the mission's core.
If the university is contracted to build a satellite, it falls under the commercial category.

CubeSats by Class - Year: - Country:

Deorbited (D) The spacecraft is not in orbit (either pre-launch, or it has de-orbited)
Active (A) The spacecraft is in orbit and capable of all its baseline functions.
Semi-operational (S) The spacecraft has one or more key functions disabled (e.g., no uplink, battery failure).
Launch Failure (L) The spacecraft was lost during launch failure or was never properly launched.
Non-operational No activity can be detected (still in orbit)
Not Available No information available

CubeSats by Functional Status - Year: - Country:

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CubeSats by Subtype - Year: - Country:

Communications The primary mission is to relay communications between two points. Amateur radio service and AIS tracking are common examples.
Educational The primary mission is the educational/professional training of the participants in the spacecraft design lifecycle. To be and E-class mission any science returns or technology.
Earth Imaging The mission is to return images of the Earth for commercial and/or research purposes.
Military The mission has military relevance that does not properly fit in the other categories.
Science The mission collects data for scientific research. To be S-class, there must be a clear connection between the data collected and end-user researchers.
Technology Demonstration The mission involves the first flight of a new technology capability. As with S-class missions, it is not enough to simply try out some new technology in space; there must be
a clear process by which the behaviours of this new technology in orbit are validated

CubeSats by Mission Type - Year: - Country:

Launched (1) The rocket began liftoff, most missions that stop at status 1 result in launch failures.
Deployed (2) The spacecraft is confirmed to have released from the launch vehicle. Missions that end in status 2 were unable to detect activity after deployment.
Commissioning (3) The spacecraft has had at least one uplink and downlink.
Primary op. (4) The spacecraft is taking actions that achieve primary mission success (i.e., receiving commands, downlinking mission data)
Mission Success (5) Primary mission objectives have been met. The spacecraft may or may not continue to operate, run secondary missions, etc.

CubeSats by Mission Status - Year: - Country: