SPROUT [Nihon University]
SPROUT (Space Research On Unique Technology) is the second small sized satellite under development at Nihon University. The development of SPROUT began in the winter of 2005, as a successor of SEEDS.
SPROUT consists of a cubic main section that is 20 cm long per side, and a combined membrane structure section which is 1.5 m long. After reaching orbit, SPROUT will carry out several technological experiments at orbital altitudes of 600 km. It will verify the deployment of a membrane structure and test at the end of the mission the de-orbiting by utilizing air-resistance by using the deployed membrane structure. Additionally, earth imaging and amateur radio communications services by transmitting audio and visual data from space to earth's surface will be performed.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||613 km × 628 km, 97.87°|
|SPROUT||2014-029E||24.05.2014||Ta YLP-1||H-2A-202||with ALOS 2, Rising 2, SOCRATES, UNIFORM 1|