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Snapshot: S&T Launches Polar Scout Satellites Using SpaceX Falcon 9 Vehicle

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) launched two miniature cube-shaped satellites (CubeSats) into space on December 3, 2018, via the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Named Yukon and Kodiak, the CubeSats, which are approximately the size of a shoebox, neatly squeezed into a 20-ft. payload stack with 62 other small satellites (SmallSats), and began orbiting our planet. (DHS Video by Science & Technology Directorate/Released) Date: Feb 12, 2021