EGG [University of Tokyo]
EGG (re-Entry satellite with Gossamer aeroshell and Gps/Iridium) is a 2U Cubesat built the University of Tokyo to test a deployable gossamer aeroshell for reentry.
The satellite will deploy a 60 cm gossamer aeroshell.
Also on board will be a GPS receiver for position determination and an Iridium modem for communication via the Iridium constellation.
After deployment of the aeroshell, the orbit began rapidly to decay as intended, leading to reentry on 5 February 2017.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||University of Tokyo|
|Contractors:||University of Tokyo|
|Power:||4 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||400 km × 400 km, 51.6° (typical)|
|EGG||1998-067KW||09.12.2016||Ta YLP-2||H-2B-304||with HTV 6, EDT, Lemur-2 18, ..., 21, TechEdSat 5, TuPOD, AOBA-VELOX 3, STARS C, FREEDOM, ITF 2, Waseda-SAT 3, OSNSAT, Tancredo 1|