MDS 1 [NASDA]
MDS 1 (Mission Demonstration Satellite 1), renamed Tsubasa after launch, is a Japanese [NASDA] satellite that was launched by a H-2A-2024 rocket from Tanegashima Space Center at 02:32 UT on 4 February 2002. It was renamed Tsubasa (meaning Wings) after the successful launch. The 480 kg satellite is intended to test the durability of commercially available semiconductors, solar batteries and computers. It is spin stabilized around the sun pointing axis.
Experiments on MDS 1 are:
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Configuration:||box shaped, spin stabilized|
|Power:||2 deployabel solar panels, batteries|
|Orbit:||500 km × 35696 km, 28.5°|
|MDS 1 (Tsubasa)||2002-003A||04.02.2002||Ta YLP-1||H-2A-2024||with VEP 3, DASH|