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Kagayaki (SORUNSAT 1)

Kagayaki (SORUNSAT 1)

Kagayaki (SORUNSAT 1) is a small satellite to demonstrate different technologies and to invite handicapped children to the launch site and carry their messages.

Kagayaki will demonstrate technologies to:

  • To perform an autonomous control system
  • To perform an inflatable progress boom
  • To detect space debris
  • To observe aurora

The satellite was successfuly orbited, bzut no signals were received.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology
Operator:
Contractors:
Equipment:
Configuration: Gravity-gradient stabilized 30 cm cube
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 20 kg
Orbit: 666 km × 666 km, 98
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kagayaki (SORUNSAT 1) 2009-002D 23.01.2009 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-202 with GOSAT, SDS 1, SOHLA 1, SpriteSat, PRISM, KKS 1, STARS 1