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ETS 2 (Kiku 2)

ETS 2 [NASDA]

ETS 2 (Engineering Test Satellite 2) or Kiku 2 was a Japanese engineering technology satellite launched to acquire technologies to launch, track, and control geostationary satellites. It carried a propagation experiment of millimeter and quasi-millimeter waves. Its weight at launch was 245 kg and was cylindrical, 191 cm high including antenna, with a diameter of 141 cm. Its expected life was as least 6 months.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: NASDA
Contractors: Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO)
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 6 months
Mass: 245 kg (130 kg dry)
Orbit: GEO 35780 km × 35790 km, 9.3
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ETS 2 (Kiku 2) 1977-014A 23.02.1977 Ta LP-N N-1