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ChubuSat 3 (Kinshachi 3)

ChubuSat 2 [Nagoya University]

ChubuSat 3 or Kinshachi 3 is micro-satellite built by Nagoya University and Daido University to collect AIS signals from ships in sea by AIS receiver, to take pictures of particular site on Earth and space debris by the Infrared camera and relay messages in amateur service.

ChubuSat 3 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, traffic monitoring
Operator: Nagoya University, Daido University
Contractors: Nagoya University, Daido University
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: ~50 kg
Orbit: 558 km × 579 km, 31.01
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ChubuSat 3 (Kinshachi 3) 2016-012C 17.02.2016 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-202 with ASTRO H, Horyu 4, ChubuSat 2