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ALE 2

ALE 2 [Astro Live Experiences]

ALE 2 (Astro Live Experiences 1) is the second small demonstration satellite by Astro Live Experiences, which is to produce an artificial meteor shower.

The second improved satellite 75 kg spacecraft carries 300 to 400 shooting star particles. The number of colors of the meteor particles has been increased. It features thrusters for controlled deorbiting.

ALE 2 was launched on 6 December 2019 on a shared Electron KS rocket. In April 2020 it was announced, that the deployment mechanism for the artificial meteors has failed due to too much friction.

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: 75 kg
Orbit: 397 km × 414 km, 97.01° (#2)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ALE 2 2019-084A 06.12.2019 OnS LC-1A Electron KS with NOOR 1A, NOOR 1B, ATL 1, FossaSat 1, SMOG-P, TRSI-Sat

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Further ALE missions: