MABES (Magnetic Bearing Flywheel Experimental Satellite) was launched by a two-stage H-1 launch vehicle from the Tanegashima Space Center of the National Space Development Agency of Japan. The national name of the satellite was Jindai.
The MABES mission was to measure levitating / oscillatory / rotating characteristics of the magnetic bearing flywheel under zero G conditions and to confirm the function of the launch lock mechanism. The MABES experiment remained attached to the second stage of the H-1 launch vehicle.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Configuration:||Experiment fixed to H-1 second stage|
|Mass:||294 kg (excluding stage)|
|Orbit:||483 km × 1604 km, 50.0°|
|MABES (Jindai)||1986-061C||12.08.1986||Ta LP-N||H-1 (9 SO)||with EGS, JAS 1a|