XI IV [ISSL]
The code name of ISSL's CubeSat is "XI" (X-factor Investigator). This derives from its cubic shape (XI means domino in Japanese).
The XI mission is on-orbit verifications of the technology necessary for super-small satellite system. Acquiring indispensable technology on spacecraft, such as communication, power and electronics, it will establish the development methodology of the small satellite. And by extensively using commercial-off-the-shell components, the total development cost will be drastically reduced and a database on the space-use of the COTS parts will be built. A number of Cubesat-XI prototypes have been built - the fourth is the first flight model with the fifth being its backup.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||University of Tokyo|
|Contractors:||University of Tokyo|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||822 km × 828 km, 98.73° (#4); 682 km × 708 km, 98.18° (#5)|
|XI 1 (XI-I)||-||not launched|
|XI 2 (XI-II)||-||not launched|
|XI 3 (XI-III)||-||not launched|
|XI 4 (XI-IV, CO 57, CubeSat-OSCAR 57)||2003-031J||30.06.2003||Pl LC-133/3||Rokot-KM||with MOST, MIMOSA, CanX 1, AAU-Cubesat, DTUSat, CUTE 1, QuakeSat, Monitor-E GVM|
|XI 5 (XI-V, CO 58, CubeSat-OSCAR 58)||2005-043F||27.10.2005||Pl LC-132/1||Kosmos-3M||with TopSat 1, China-DMC+4, Mozhayets 5, Sina 1, SSETI-Express, UWE 1, Ncube 2, Rubin 5-ASOLANT|