Shin'en 2 is a interplanetary satellite built by students at Kagoshima University in Japan that will carry a 145 to 435 MHz linear transponder into a deep space heliocentric orbit.
The 15 kg spacecraft, measuring 490 × 490 × 475 mm, features a lightwight thermoplastic CFRP structure. It is powered by solar cells on the polyheadral surface of the satellite body. Shin'en 2 will orbit the Sun in an elliptic orbit between Venus and Mars. Its inclination will be almost zero, which means Shin'en 2 will stay in the Earth’s equatorial plane. The distance from the Sun will be between 0.7 and 1.3 AU.
The goals of the mission are:
After launch, Shin'en 2 got the additional designation Fuji OSCAR 82 (FO 82).
|Type / Application:||Technology, interplanetary|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||0.7AU × 1.3 AU, ~0° heliocentric orbit|
|Shin'en 2 (FO 82, Fuji-OSCAR 82)||2014-076B||03.12.2014||Ta YLP-1||H-2A-202||with Hayabusa 2, PROCYON, DESPATCH|