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MABES (Jindai)


MABES (Magnetic Bearing Flywheel Experimental Satellite) was launched by a two-stage H-1 launch vehicle from the Tanegashima Space Center of the National Space Development Agency of Japan. The national name of the satellite was Jindai.

The MABES mission was to measure levitating / oscillatory / rotating characteristics of the magnetic bearing flywheel under zero G conditions and to confirm the function of the launch lock mechanism. The MABES experiment remained attached to the second stage of the H-1 launch vehicle.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: NASDA
Configuration: Experiment fixed to H-1 second stage
Power: Batteries
Mass: 294 kg (excluding stage)
Orbit: 483 km × 1604 km, 50.0
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
MABES (Jindai) 1986-061C 12.08.1986 Ta LP-N H-1 (9 SO) with EGS, JAS 1a


  • NSSDC Master Catalog: MABES