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AOBA-VELOX 4

AOBA-VELOX 4 [NTU]

The AOBE-VELOX-4 mission is a joint Singaporean and Japanese nanosatellite mission by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) to develop and orbit a 2U CubeSat in low Earth’s orbit (LEO) for technology demonstration and to observe Lunar Horizon Glow.

The satellite will capture images of the horizon while passing from day side to night side and to capture Earth night view image via low-light camera. For observation of Lunar Horizon Glow, it needs to orient a camera toward the limb before sunrise or after sun-set. Attitude control and 2 axis stabilization is needed to orient a satellite toward the limb.

The CubeSat AOBA VELOX IV will be launched into a 230 km perigee and 630 km apogee orbit with 97.4 deg. For its 1 year in orbit, AOBA VELOX IV will log telemetry data from its various subsystems, conduct some experiments and send the data down to the mission control center for analysis.

The satellite will be launched as a secondary payload from Japan in Jan 2018 together with OrigamiSat 1.

Nation: Singapore, Japan
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech)
Contractors: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech)
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (2U)
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 1 year
Mass: 2 kg
Orbit: 230 km × 630 km, 97.4°
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
AOBA-VELOX 4 - 2018 Ka LP-M Epsilon-2 CLPS with Innovative technology demonstration satellite 1, Hodoyoshi 2, OrigamiSat 1

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