Tsubame is small satellite mission built by Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo University of Science and JAXA to measure polarization of hard X-ray photons (30-200 keV) from gamma-ray bursts using azimuthal angle anisotropy of Compton-scattered photons and to demonstrate new technologies.
The objectives of Tsubame are as follows:
Tsubame was launched piggy-back with a larger satellite and three other small satellites on a Dnepr rocket from the Yasni (Dombarovsky) cosmodrome in late 2014.
|Type / Application:||Astronomy, X-ray|
|Operator:||Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo University of Science and JAXA|
|Contractors:||Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo University of Science and JAXA|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||504 km × 568 km, 97.47°|
|Tsubame||2014-070E||06.11.2014||Do LC-370/13||Dnepr||with ASNARO 1, ChubuSat 1, Hodoyoshi 1, QSAT-EOS|