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Optimal 1

Optimal 1 [Space BD Inc.]

Optimal 1 is an Japanese technology demonstration 3U CubeSat by ArkEdgeSpace Inc. and the University of Fukui.

The satellite has following mission objectives:

  • Micro-propulsion demonstration
  • Hyperspectral camera demonstration
  • Low-power transmission and reciver Store and Forward demonstration

The satellite was deployed in January 2023 from the International Space Station.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: ArkEdgeSpace Inc., University of Fukui
Contractors: ArkEdgeSpace Inc., University of Fukui
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Optimal 1 1998-067VA 26.11.2022 CCK LC-39A Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Dragon CRS-26, iROSA 3A, 4A, PetitSat, SPORT, MARIO, TJREVERB, DANTESat, NUTSat, LORIS, ORCASat, HSKSAT, Optimal 1, SS 1


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