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A team of students and faculty members of Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT) are now developing a small satellite called MicroSat with an electric propulsion rocket engine, which is installed with radio equipment. The project called PROITERES (PRoject of OIT Electric-Rocket-Engine Onboard Small Space Ship) aims to demonstrate powered-flight technology for an ultra-small satellite and to monitor the Kansai District with a high-resolution camera. PROITERES also aims to reduce development costs and shorten the development period drastically by miniaturizing the satellite and its component parts.

The main mission of the PROITERES 2 satellite is to achieve a longer powered flight than that of the 1st PROITERES satellite by the PPT. The New PPT system, Multi-Discharge-Room PPT (MDR-PPT) for longrange powered flight and long-time operation, was innovated. This project is divided into a propulsion system, a structural system, a C&DH (Command and Data Handling) system, a communication system, an attitude control system, a power system and an outfitting system developing.

The launch of the PROITERES 2 satellite was planned for October 2018. It was to board as a piggyback payload with GOSAT-2 and KhalifaSat on an H-2A-202 rocket, but was removed shortly before launch.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT)
Contractors: Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT)
Propulsion: electric propulsion
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 45 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
PROITERES 2 - 20xx with ?

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