SSP (from onboard camera) [JAXA]
The SSSat (Solarsail Subpayload Satellite, soraseiru sabupeiro-do) was an experimental 15-meter diameter solar sail, based on the experience of the earlier S-310-34 suborbital mission. The solar sail experiment was mounted on the third stage of the M-5 launch vehicle instead of balast and was to deploy after the primary and piggy-back satellites were jettisoned.
It was launched in February 2007 and was deployed from the stage at 2146 UTC but opened only incompletely.
A reflight in September 2007 was successful.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Configuration:||Solar sail on rocket stage|
|S-310-34 Solar Sail 1||N/A||09.08.2004||Ka LP-KS||*||S-310||with S-310-34 Solar Sail 2|
|SSSat 1 (SSP 1)||2006-005D ?||21.02.2006||Ka LP-M||M-5 (2)||with Astro F, CUTE 1.7 + APD|
|SSSat 2 (SSP 2)||2006-041D||22.09.2006||Ka LP-M||M-5 (2)||with Solar B, HITSAT 1|