Since 2000, GAUSS Group/G.A.U.S.S. Srl has launched satellites through a fruitful cooperation with the International Space Company (ISC) Kosmotras, being able to offer launch services for CubeSats, PocketQubes and microsatellites in general.
Dnepr launches were operated from the Yasny launch base, located in the Orenburg Region, Russia. Dnepr’s rocket mission reliability factor is: 0.97.
Dnepr cluster launch 2014
Dnepr cluster launch 2014 took place on June 19th, 2014.
The orbit is almost Sun-synchronous at 620 km of altitude. G.A.U.S.S. operated launches of four CubeSats on board this cluster launch.
Dnepr cluster launch 2013
Dnepr cluster launch 2013 took place on November 21st, 2013.
This platform contained 8 satellites, among which there were four CubeSats (PUCPSAT, I-CUBE 1, HUMSAT-D, Dove-4) and four PocketQubeSats (BeakerSat, QBScout, WREN and $50Sat). They have all been released in orbit from UniSat-5 (except Dove-4), the GAUSS designed and realized satellite that hosts the PEPPOD and MRFOD systems.