UNITEC 1 [UNISEC]
The UNITEC 1 (UNISEC Technology Experiment Carrier), also named Shin'en, was a satellite (or “an artificial planet” as it escapeed the Earth gravitational field) built by UNISEC, a collaboration between several Japanese universities. It was launched into Venus transfer orbit by H-2A-202 launch vehicle with the main payload of Planet-C Venus orbiter developed by JAXA on May 2010. It has the following engineering missions:
UNITEC-1 carried communication equipment working in the 5.8 GHz amateur bands. The transmission output was about 15 W.
UNITEC-1 has been developed by 20 universities of UNISEC (University Space Engineering Consortium), which is Japanese university community developing nano-satellites.
Contact with the spacecraft was established after launch, but was lost shortly after.
|Type / Application:||Technology, interplanetary|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|UNITEC 1 (Shin'en)||2010-020F||20.05.2010||Ta YLP-1||H-2A-202||with Planet C, IKAROS, DCAM 1, DCAM 2, Waseda-SAT2, Negai✰, KSAT|