OrigamiSat 1 [TITech]
The OrigamiSat 1 (ORganizatIon of research Group on Advanced deployable Membrane structures for Innovative space science Satellite)is a 3U CubeSat designed at Tokyo Institute of Technology (TITech) to demonstrate an advanced membrane space structure in orbit.
The objectives of the OrigamiSat 1 missions are:
The Origamisat system consists of four major subsystems: bus, membrane deployment system, extendable camera system, and ground station. For the bus, most components are composed of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components. This design aims at facilitating the future space demonstration of advanced space deployable structures by university/company researchers. The membrane deployment system deploys a membraneboom integrated structure. Its membrane folding pattern, called rotationally skew folding, enables the attachment of thin-film devices on the membrane, such as thin-film solar cells and thin SMA antennas. The deployable camera system takes pictures of the deployed membrane on orbit. It has an approximately 1 m length deployable mast, and the camera is installed on the tip of the deployable mast.
The CubeSat will be launched into a 230 km perigee and 630 km apogee orbit with 97.4 deg.
The satellite will be launched as a secondary payload from Japan in Jan 2018 together with AOBA-VELOX 4.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||Tokyo Institute of Technology (TITech)|
|Contractors:||Tokyo Institute of Technology (TITech)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||230 km × 630 km, 97.4°|
|OrigamiSat 1||-||2018||Ka LP-M||Epsilon (2) CLPS||with Innovative technology demonstration satellite 1, ALE 1, Hodoyoshi 2, MicroDragon, AOBA-VELOX 4, NEXUS|