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ChubuSat 2 (Kinshachi 2)

ChubuSat 2 [Nagoya University]

ChubuSat 2 or Kinshachi 2 is micro-satellite built by Nagoya University and Daido University to observe the radiation from Sun and Earth with a radiation detector, to take pictures of particular site on Earth and space debris by the Infrared camera and to relay messages in amateur service.

ChubuSat 2 was launched piggy-back with ASTRO H and two other small satellites on a H-2A-202 rocket from Tanegashima in early 2016.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Nagoya University, Daido University
Contractors: Nagoya University, Daido University
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: ~50 kg
Orbit: 559 km × 579 km, 31.00
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ChubuSat 2 (Kinshachi 2) 2016-012B 17.02.2016 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-202 with ASTRO H, Horyu 4, ChubuSat 3


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