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Horyu 4 (AEGIS)

Horyu 4 [KIT]

Horyu 4 or AEGIS (Arc Event Generator and Investigation Satellite) is a small technological satellite built by Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT).

Horyu-4 is testing an experimental high-voltage solar array system and observing corresponding spacecraft charging effects on the satellite caused by the high voltage.

The mission of Horyu-4 is to:

  • Acquire current waveform of arcing phenomena on high voltage solar array
  • Acquire image of arcing phenomena on high voltage solar array
  • Advance our knowledge on spacecraft charging
  • Contribute to reliability improvement of present space systems and realization of future high power space system

Horyu 4 was launched piggy-back with ASTRO H and two other small satellites on a H-2A-202 rocket from Tanegashima in early 2016.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT)
Contractors: Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT)
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 10 kg
Orbit: 557 km × 579 km, 31.00
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Horyu 4 (AEGIS) 2016-012D 17.02.2016 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-202 with ASTRO H, ChubuSat 2, ChubuSat 3

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Further Horyu missions: