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CSICE Quick Response Satellite

CSICE Quick Response Satellite [CSICE]

CSICE Quick Response Satellite (Note: actual name not yet known) is a small experimental earth-observing satellite.

It is a "quick response" prototype satellite for Japan's Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center (CSICE), which also manages the country's IGS (information-gathering satellites) surveillance satellites. CSICE collects and analyzes imagery and other data to support national security and crisis management efforts.

In case of an unforeseen issue on an information-gathering satellite, these small satellites can be launched swiftly to replace the information-gathering satellite for a certain period of time.

Details about this payload are restricted, however it is expected to weigh around 100 kilos and have an optical resolution of less than 1 meter.

The satellite was launched on the maiden flight of the KAIROS launch vehicle, but failed to reach orbit.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Earth observation
Operator: CSICE
Contractors: AES Corporation ?
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: ~100 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
CSICE Quick Response Satellite - 2024 Kii LP-1 F KAIROS


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