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ShindaiSat (Ginrei)

ShindaiSat [Teikyou University]

ShindaiSat, also named Ginrei, is an experimental visible light communication microsatellite developed at Shinshu University (Wakasato, Nagano Prefecture, Japan) for an on-orbit technology demonstration over a long distance (> 400 km), by using LED (Light Emitting Diodes) light as an optical communications link. The project is educational in nature with student participation on all levels.

ShindaiSat was launched on Japan's H-2A-202 booster in 2014, and rode along with the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) main satellite.

Nation: Japan
Type, Application: Technology
Operator: Shinshu University
Contractors: Shinshu University
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 35 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ShindaiSat (Ginrei) 2014-009A 27.02.2014 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-202 with GPM-Core, STARS 2, TeikyoSat 3, KSAT 2, OPUSAT, INVADER, ITF 1