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The INVADER (Interactive satellite for Art and Design Experimental Research) 1-unit CubeSat is an art project of the Tama Art University. It is the first mission of the "ARTSAT: Art and Satellite Project".

The satellite is to contribute to the amateur radio community from the view point of the art field using this satellite. The satellite features following equipment:

  • some sensors to provide data for art work. For example to use the downlinked data to control lighting equipment, which changes color according to the satellite temperature data and distributing it to people, to promote interest in satellite and amateur radio.
  • a low resolution camera (150 × 150 pixels) for acquiring the Earth image for utilizing in art work.
  • a Digi-Talker, which transmits voice data using FM and to transmit sensor data using the Digi-Talker.

Three UHF downlinks are proposed including one CW beacon, one 1k2 AFSK data transmission and one FM Voice transmitter.

INVADER decayed from orbit on 2 September 2014.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Art, amateur communications
Operator: ARTSAT project, Tama Art University
Contractors: ARTSAT project, Tama Art University
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 1.5 kg
Orbit: 347 km × 361 km, 65.01
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
INVADER (ARTSAT 1, CO 77, CubeSat-OSCAR 77) 2014-009F 27.02.2014 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-202 with GPM-Core, STARS 2, ShindaiSat, TeikyoSat 3, KSAT 2, OPUSAT, ITF 1


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