SpaceTuna 1 [Kindai University]
SpaceTuna 1 SpaceTuna1 is a CubeSat (1U) developed by Japan’s Kindai University students to run an experiment to investigate the performance of retroreflective materials in space by using the satellite.
For this research project, retroreflective material is mounted on the CubeSat, and the reflection characteristics are observed by irradiating a laser from the ground. The CubeSat is also equipped with blue LEDs so that it can be observed from a telescope on the ground. The mission period is a half a year.
|Type / Application:||Technology, education|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Lifetime:||~ 6 months|
|Orbit:||400 km × 400 km, 51.6° (typical)|
|SpaceTuna 1||1998-067UL||07.11.2022||WI LC-0A||Antares-230+||with Cygnus CRS-18, Taka, PearlAfricaSat 1, ZimSat 1|