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IDEA-OSG 1 [Astroscale]

IDEA OSG 1 is a microsatellite developed by Astroscale, that will collect key information characterizing small-size debris from 100 µm or larger in LEO’s most congested areas. The objective is to contribute to the global effort of cataloguing small-size orbital debris and to improve future crewed and uncrewed space missions’ safety.

The 22 kg satellite measures 40 cm × 40 cm × 60 cm. It is powered by GaAS Solar Cells (30 W) and a NiMH Battery (10 Ah). The payload is a Space Debris Monitor consisting of two 35 cm × 35 cm sheets.

At the end of the mission a deployable deorbit sail will ensure rapid removement from orbit.

The satellite was launched on 28 November 2017 as a copassenger on a Soyuz-2-1b Fregat rocket, but was lost due to an upper stage problem.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Astroscale
Contractors: Astroscale
Equipment: Space Debris Monitor
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 2 years
Mass: 22 kg
Orbit: 582 km × 814 km, 97.95° (planned)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
IDEA-OSG 1 2017-F05 28.11.2017 Vo LC-1S F Soyuz-2-1b Fregat with Meteor-M 2-1, LEO Vantage 2, Baumanets 2, AISSat 3, Helios-Wire BIU, Landmapper-BC 3, Lemur-2 58-67, D-Star One, SEAM

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