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IHI-Sat

IHI-Sat [IHI Corporation]

IHI-Sat is a technological CubeSat (3U) developed jointly by IHI Corporation and the Space Robotics Laboratory (SRL) of Tohoku University. The purpose of IHI-SAT is to demonstrate an AIS (Automatic Identification System) receiving system that collects ship identification information at sea and transfers it to ground stations to keep track of the congestion situation at sea.

IHI-SAT will be released into space by the microsatellite release mechanism from the Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo" on the ISS and will be in operation for about one year.

Nation: Japan, Paraguay
Type / Application: Technology, education
Operator: IHI Corporation, Space Robotics Laboratory (SRL) of Tohoku University
Contractors: IHI Corporation, Space Robotics Laboratory (SRL) of Tohoku University
Equipment: Cameras
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 1 year
Mass: 4 kg
Orbit: 400 km 400 km, 51.6 (typical)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
IHI-Sat 1998-067TJ 19.02.2022 WI LC-0A Antares-230+ with Cygnus CRS-17, KITSUNE, NACHOS

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