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INDEX (Reimei)


INDEX (Innovative Technology Demonstration Experiment) is a Japanese microsatellite of JAXA/ISAS (Institute of Space and Astronomical Science).

The objective is to use INDEX as

  • a demonstration satellite of advanced engineering technologies, and
  • to support of a small-scale astronomical science mission (fine structural observation of the aurora).

After successfully reaching orbit, INDEX has been renamed Reimei.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: ISAS
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Mass: 70 kg
Orbit: 602 km × 648 km, 97.83
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
INDEX (Reimei) 2005-031B 23.08.2005 Ba LC-109/95 Dnepr with OICETS, "Turkmenistan Memorial Capsule"


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