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ARICA is a test satellite by the Aoyama Gakuin University for communication with commercial satellites such as Iridium or Globalstar, which will then establish a link between these satellites and the ground.

The 1U CubeSat is also equipped with a gamma-ray detector.

It was launched on 9 November 2021 on an Epsilon (2) CLPS rocket.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Aoyama Gakuin University
Contractors: Aoyama Gakuin University
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: ?
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 1 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ARICA 2021-102J 09.11.2021 Ka LP-M Epsilon (2) CLPS with RAISE 2, Hibari, Z-Sat, DRUMS, TeikyoSat 4, ASTERISC, NanoDragon, KOSEN 1

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