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HITSAT 1 (Camatai, HITSAT-OSCAR 59, HO 59)

HITSAT 1 [HIT]

HITSAT 1 (Hokkaido Institute of Technology Satellite 1) is a nanosatellite developed by students of the Hokkaido Institute of Technology.

HITSAT 1 has 12 cm cube structure and is powered by solar cells charging a LiIon-battery. The purpose of this satellite is to test new technoogies in space.

HITSAT 1 was launched piggy back on a M-5 (2) launch vehicle on 22 September 2006. The satellite decayed on 18 August 2008 from orbit.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Hokkaido Institute of Technology
Contractors: Hokkaido Institute of Technology
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 2 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
HITSAT 1 (HITSAT-OSCAR 59, HO 59, Camatai) 2006-041F 22.09.2006 Ka LP-M M-5 (2) with Solar B, SSSat 2

References:

  • Tokyo Institute of Technology (TiTech) Website