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Satellite details
Acronym FLOCK
Full name FLOCK
Satellite Description
  • Constellation of nano-satellites (3U CubeSats) designed for maintaining over 180 active flight units at any time.
  • Main mission: high-resolution land observation and disaster monitoring.
  • The satellites are in a variety of low-earth orbits.  A reference orbit is sunsynchronous, 475 km, 10:30 descending.
Mass at launch 5 kg Dry mass
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Data access information
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 475 km
ECT 10:30 desc


Space agency Planet
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
  • New generations of Dove satellites launched since 2016:
  • 50 Dove Pilot Satellites in 2016 
  • 150 Dove Satellites in 2017 
  • 24 Dove-R Satellites in 2018
  • 120 SuperDove Satellites from 2019-2022
Launch 09 Jan 2014 EOL ≥2040
Last update: 2022-03-21
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Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

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