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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
Equipment: AIS-receiver
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


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