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MS T1 (Tansei 1)


Japanese technological test satellite, Tansei, was launched by the Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science, University of Tokyo, from the Kogoshima Space Center. The satellite was a 26-sided body measuring 71.2 cm in diameter across the flat sides. Technological data were recorded by an onboard data recorder and sent back by radio command. The transmitter was operated by chemical batteries and was designed for an estimated lifetime of 1 week. The tracking beacon transmitted continuously, with real-time telemetry.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: ISAS
Power: Batteries
Mass: 63 kg
Orbit: 989 km × 1109 km, 30
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
MS T1 (Tansei 1) 1971-011A 16.02.1971 Ka LP-M M-4S