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KSAT (Hayato)

KSAT [Kagoshima University]

KSAT (Kagoshima Satellite, also named Hayato) is a small 1U CubeSat mission developed by the Kagoshima University, which has following objectives:

  • Observation experiments of atmospheric vapor distribution for predicting localized heavy rain
  • Shooting moving images of the Earth through microwave high-speed communications
  • Basic communication experiment for super-small positioning satellites

The satellite was one of a number of secondary payloads on the H-2A-202 rocket, which launched the Planet C Venus orbiter. Contact with the satellite was not established after launch.

An improved version was built as KSAT 2 (Hayato 2).

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Kagoshima University
Contractors: Kagoshima University
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: ?
Mass: 1.5 kg
Orbit: 283 km × 306 km, 29.97
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
KSAT (Hayato) 2010-020A 20.05.2010 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-202 with Planet C, IKAROS, DCAM 1, DCAM 2, UNITEC 1, Waseda-SAT2, Negai✰


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