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CE-SAT 1, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E

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.

Nation: Japan
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
Lifetime: ?
Mass: ~50 kg
Orbit: 497 km × 517 km, 97.45°
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
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
CE-SAT 1B 2020-F05 04.07.2020 OnS LC-1A Electron KS with Flock-4e 1, ..., 5, Faraday 1
CE-SAT 1C - 2024 with ?
CE-SAT 1D - 2024 with ?
CE-SAT 1E 2024-032A 17.02.2024 Ta YLP-2 H-3-22S with VEP 4, TIRSAT

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