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Cal Poly CubeSat launch a success

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Posted at 8:27 PM, Jan 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 00:43:05-05

Cal Poly's 12th CubeSat successfully took off on Sunday from the Mojave Air and Space Port in southern California.

The launch window including Cal Poly's ExoCube 2 was originally scheduled for Wednesday but was rescheduled to Sunday.

The ExoCube 2 was carried by VirginOrbit's LauncherOne rocket that fired into orbit from 35,000 feet.

The LauncherOne was carried under the wing of a modified Boeing 747 that took off from the Mojave Air and Space Port.

The goal for the ExoCube 2 is to expand knowledge of the composition and the current state of activity in exosphere atmosphere 370 miles above sea level.