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KSAT 2 (Hayato 2)

KSAT 2 [Kagoshima University]

KSAT 2 (Kagoshima Satellite 2, also named Hayato 2) is a small 1U CubeSat mission developed by the Kagoshima University. It is a modified reflight of the failed KSAT (Hayato) satellite.

The objectives of the mission are:

  • Study on Forecast of Localized Downpour and Tornado - In-orbit experiments of an original observation method of atmospheric water vapor.
  • Take Earth Live Images from Space - Ku-band high-speed data transmission, one shot / a few seconds.
  • Basic Experiments for LEO Positioning Satellites - Frequency and phase synchronization between a ground-base system and a satellite.
  • Orbit Determination Experiments with Radio Interferometer - Essential item for nano-satellite orbiting at very low earth orbit.
  • Satellite Tracking Experiment at Very Low Earth Orbit - Evaluation of Earth's atmosphere to the satellite.
  • Verification of Pantograph-type Extending Boom in Space - The boom was originally designed and is fit for compact satellites.
  • Messages of Encouragement from Space to Japan - Hand-lettered messages and heart warm pictures, especially from children responsible for the future.
Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Kagoshima University
Contractors: Kagoshima University
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: ?
Mass: 1.5 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
KSAT 2 (Hayato 2) 2014-009G 27.02.2014 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-202 with GPM-Core, STARS 2, ShindaiSat, TeikyoSat 3, OPUSAT, INVADER, ITF 1

References:

Further KSAT missions: