OMOTENASHI (Outstanding Moon exploration Technologies demonstrated by Nano Semi-Hard Impactor) is a small lunar mission designed jointly by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the University of Tokyo.
It will demonstrate the technology for low-cost and very small spacecraft to explore the lunar surface. This technology could open up new possibilities for future missions to inexpensively investigate the surface of the moon. The CubeSat will also take measurements of the radiation environment near the moon as well as on the lunar surface.
|Type / Application:||Lunar flyby|
|Operator:||JAXA, University of Tokyo|
|Contractors:||JAXA, University of Tokyo|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|OMOTENASHI||-||2018||CC LC-39B||SLS (Block 1) iCPS||with Orion EM1, BioSentinel, CuSP, LunaH-Map, Lunar-Flashlight, Lunar-IceCube, NEA-Scout, SkyFire, EQUULEUS, ArgoMoon, 3 cubesats|