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-LabSat 1 (Micro-Lab-Sat 1)

-LabSat 1 (Micro-Lab-Sat 1) [JAXA]

RITE-Target [JAXA]

-LabSat 1 is a technology mission with following objectives:

  • Test of 50 kg class small-sized satellite bus
  • Test of SELENE relay satellite separation mechanism
  • Remote inspection technology Experiment (RITE)

-LabSat 1 released two tiny subsatellites in an experiment to test an onboard tracking imager for inspector satellites. The RITE targets are disks about 0.1m in diameter. They were released from Micro-LabSat on 14 March 2003 and 14 May 2003.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: NASDA
Contractors:
Equipment: RITE, 2 Targets
Configuration: Octagonal prism
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 68 kg
Orbit: 788 km × 803 km, 98.67
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
-LabSat 1 (Micro-Lab-Sat 1) 2002-056D 14.12.2002 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-202 with ADEOS 2, WEOS, FedSat 1