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DCAM 1, 2

DCAM [JAXA]

The IKAROS solar sail craft deployed two tiny subsatellite cameras called DCAM 1 and 2 to monitor the success of the deployment process of the solar sail. Each of the DCAMs featured a camera and was battery powered and had an operating time of 15 minutes.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: JAXA
Contractors: JAXA
Equipment: Camera
Configuration: Cylinder
Propulsion: None
Power: Batteries
Lifetime: 15 minutes
Mass: < 1 kg
Orbit: heliocentric
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
DCAM 1 ? 20.05.2010 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-202 with Planet C, IKAROS, DCAM 2, UNITEC 1, Waseda-SAT2, Negai✰, KSAT
DCAM 2 ? 20.05.2010 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-202 with Planet C, IKAROS, DCAM 1, UNITEC 1, Waseda-SAT2, Negai✰, KSAT