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EGG [University of Tokyo]

EGG (re-Entry satellite with Gossamer aeroshell and Gps/Iridium) is a 3U Cubesat built the University of Tokyo to test a deployable gossamer aeroshell for reentry.

The satellite will deploy a 60 cm gossamer aeroshell.

Also on board will be a GPS receiver for position determination and an Iridium modem for communication via the Iridium constellation.

The satellite was launched on board of HTV 6 on an H-2B-304 rocket to be delivered to the ISS, from where it was deployed on 16 January 2017.

After deployment of the aeroshell, the orbit began rapidly to decay as intended, leading to reentry on 5 February 2017.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: University of Tokyo
Contractors: University of Tokyo
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: 4 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Mass: 4 kg
Orbit: 396 km × 409 km, 51.64
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
EGG 1998-067KW 09.12.2016 Ta YLP-2 H-2B-304 with HTV 6, EDT, Lemur-2 18, ..., 21, TechEdSat 5, TuPOD, AOBA-VELOX 3, STARS C, FREEDOM, ITF 2, Waseda-SAT 3, OSNSAT, Tancredo 1

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