CE-SAT 1 [Canon]
CE-SAT 1 (Canon Electric Satellite 1) is an experimental earth observing microsatellite developed and built by Canon Electronics.
The 50 kg class satellite is built on a 50 cm × 50 cm × 70 cm structure built by AxelSpace built platform based on the Hodoyoshi-1 satellite. It features an optical imaging system based on a 40 cm diameter Cassegrain telescope with 3720 mm focal length and an detector based on the EOS 5D mk.3 camera with 5760 × 3840 pixels. This imaging system provides an 1 m ground resolution from a 600 km orbit with a 6 km × 4 km frame size.
Also an experimental Magnetic Plasma Deorbit System is onboard, which employs the satellite’s magnetic torquers to generate a magnetic moment that interacts with the ram plasma flow to create a plasma drag force.
The satellite was launched in June 2017 as a secondary payload on an Indian PSLV rocket.
CE-SAT 1B (or CE-SAT 1 Mk.2) is the first mass-production model. It was launched in July 2020 on an Electron KS launch vehicle, but failed to reach orbit.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation|
|Operator:||Canon Electronics Space Technology Laboratory|
|Contractors:||Canon Electronics Space Technology Laboratory (prime); AxelSpace (bus)|
|Equipment:||40 cm Cassegrain telescope|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||497 km × 517 km, 97.45°|
|CE-SAT 1||2017-036E||23.06.2017||Sr FLP||PSLV-XL||with Cartosat 2E, NIUSAT, Max Valier Sat, Venta 1, CICERO 6, Lemur-2 34, ..., 41, Blue Diamond, Green Diamond, Red Diamond, COMPASS 2, InflateSail, LituanicaSAT 2, URSA MAIOR, NUDTSat, Pegasus, UCLSat, VZLUsat 1, D-Sat, PACSCISAT, Aalto 1, ROBUSTA 1B, SUCHAI, skCUBE, IDEA|