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FUTABA [Kyutech]

FUTABA () is an educational CubeSat (1U) built by Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) .

FUTABA has four objectives:

  • Observing the Pb-Free solders
  • Three-axis attitude control with magnetic torquers
  • Wireless communication experiment on 2.4 GHz band
  • Promoting the satellite development by amateur radio operators
Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology, education
Operator: Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech)
Contractors: Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech)
Equipment: Cameras
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: ~ 6 months
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit: 400 km 400 km, 51.6 (typical)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
FUTABA 1998-067UC 15.07.2022 CCK LC-39A Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Dragon CRS-25, EMIT, BeaverCube, CLICK A, D3, JAGSAT 1, CapSat 1, HSU-SAT 1, TUMnanoSAT


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