ETS 2 [NASDA]
ETS 2 (Engineering Test Satellite 2) or Kiku 2 was a Japanese engineering technology satellite launched to acquire technologies to launch, track, and control geostationary satellites. It carried a propagation experiment of millimeter and quasi-millimeter waves. Its weight at launch was 245 kg and was cylindrical, 191 cm high including antenna, with a diameter of 141 cm. Its expected life was as least 6 months.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Contractors:||Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Mass:||245 kg (130 kg dry)|
|Orbit:||GEO 35780 km × 35790 km, 9.3°|
|ETS 2 (Kiku 2)||1977-014A||23.02.1977||Ta LP-N||N-1|