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ALE 1

ALE 1 [Astro Live Experiences]

ALE 1 (Astro Live Experiences 1) is a small demonstration satellite by Astro Live Experiences, which is to produce an artificial meteor shower.

The ~68 kg, $3 million spacecraft carries 300 to 400 shooting star particles in four colors and has enough propellant to last 27 months in orbit before burning up in the atmosphere. It features the DOM De-Orbit Mechanism to accelerate decay from orbit.

The satellite was launched as a secondary payload from Japan in 2019 on an Epsilon (2) CLPS launch vehicle.

A second improved satellite, ALE 2, was launched on 6 December 2019.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology, entertainment
Operator: Astro Live Experiences
Contractors: Astro Live Experiences
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion: ?
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 27 months
Mass: ~68 kg
Orbit: 479 km × 512 km, 97.31°
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ALE 1 2019-003G 18.01.2019 Ka LP-M Epsilon (2) CLPS with RAPIS 1, Hodoyoshi 2, MicroDragon, OrigamiSat 1, AOBA-VELOX 4, NEXUS

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Further ALE missions: