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.
|Type / Application:||Technology, entertainment|
|Operator:||Astro Live Experiences|
|Contractors:||Astro Live Experiences|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||479 km × 512 km, 97.31°|
|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|