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Shin'en 2 (FO 82, Fuji-OSCAR 82)

Shin'en [UNISEC]

Shin'en 2 is a interplanetary satellite built by students at Kyushu Institute of Technology and Kagoshima University, AUT in Japan that carries a 145 to 435 MHz linear transponder into a deep space heliocentric orbit.

The 15 kg spacecraft, measuring 490 × 490 × 475 mm, features a lightwight thermoplastic CFRP structure. It is powered by solar cells on the polyheadral surface of the satellite body. Shin'en 2 will orbit the Sun in an elliptic orbit between Venus and Mars. Its inclination will be almost zero, which means Shin'en 2 will stay in the Earth’s equatorial plane. The distance from the Sun will be between 0.7 and 1.3 AU.

The goals of the mission are:

  • To establish communication technologies with a long range as far as moon.
  • To establish a new technology of the ultra-light-weight satellite. Proposing a WSJT 29 dBm UHF downlink and a 29 dBm 20 kHz linear transponder and a CW beacon all on UHF with a VHF uplink for the transponder

Shin'en 2 is planned to launch in the 4th quarter of 2014 on an H-2A-202 rocket with Hayabusa 2 as the main payload and PROCYON and ARTSAT2:DESPATCH as secondary payloads.

After launch, Shin'en 2 got the additional designation Fuji OSCAR 82 (FO 82).

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology, interplanetary
Operator: Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kagoshima University, AUT
Contractors: Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kagoshima University, AUT
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: ?
Mass: 15 kg
Orbit: 0.7 AU × 1.3 AU, ~0° heliocentric orbit
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Shin'en 2 (FO 82, Fuji-OSCAR 82) 2014-076B 03.12.2014 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-202 with Hayabusa 2, PROCYON, DESPATCH


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