A team of students and faculty members of Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT) are now developing a small satellite called MicroSat with an electric propulsion rocket engine, which is installed with radio equipment. The project called PROITERES (PRoject of OIT Electric-Rocket-Engine Onboard Small Space Ship) aims to demonstrate powered-flight technology for an ultra-small satellite and to monitor the Kansai District with a high-resolution camera. PROITERES also aims to reduce development costs and shorten the development period drastically by miniaturizing the satellite and its component parts.
The project will focus on:
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT)|
|Contractors:||Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT)|
|Configuration:||Gravity-gradient stabilized cube|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|PROITERES||2012-047B||09.09.2012||Sr FLP||PSLV-CA||with SPOT 6, mRESINS|