Welcome to the Colorado Space Grant Consortium (CoSGC) Hermes CubeSat webpage. Hermes is the first CubeSat under construction at the CoSGC headquarters at the University of Colorado in Boulder. The CoSGC CubeSat program, known as CO3 (Colorado Cubed), hopes to use Hermes as the starting point for an extended program of CubeSats. Ideally, there will always be two CubeSats under development at any time with one launching each year.

The Hermes CubeSat is built in accordance with the specifications set forth by the CalPoly CubeSat Foundation and is currently in its Critical Design Phase with the Critical Design Review (CDR) to occur in mid-July, 2007.

Launch is currently planned for the third quarter of 2008 aboard a Dnepr rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with an inclination of 98 degrees and an orbital altitude of about 700km.

*** Thank you to all who attended CDR! ***

The website is currently under construction. Please check back often as it continues to be updated. It is our hope that this website will actually provide useful and detailed information about our project that is both easy to understand and technically specific enough to help other CubeSat designers. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.


News &
Upcoming Events

August 11-12
Logan, Utah

CubeSat Summer Workshop

August 13-16
Logan, Utah

Conference on Small Satellites


Links & Downloads

CalPoly CubeSat Home

CubeSat Design Specifications (CDS) Document

Testing Requirements for the Dnepr IV


Other CoSGC Projects