Name BOTAN
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status not launched, expected in 2024
Launcher Falcon 9
Organization Chiba Institute of Technology
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Japan
Oneliner

Amateur radio digipeater mission with camera.

Description
  1. APRS Mission. APRS service including Digipeater functionality can be activated by the command from ground station and the maximum duration of continuous operation is 720 minutes. The frequency of APRS service operation would depend on the solar power generation condition.
  2. Camera Missions. The BOTAN camera has a visible angle of 63 degrees and a pixel size of 3280x2464. It captures images of pumice locations near the Okinawa Japan, aurora borealis, and South Dakota cornfields. The image data captured by the camera is stored in flash memory and can be downloaded in 118kByte by cropping the necessary parts. Downlinked images will be published on the website.
  3. Gyro Mission. The rotation and tilt of this satellite, BOTAN, is detected by a gyro sensor, and the rotation is visualized by the Android application or website. Information is available on the website
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Last modified: 2023-11-04

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