Name FITSat-1 (NIWAKA)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Reentry 2013-07-04. Was operational.
Launched 2012-07-21
NORAD ID 38853
Deployer J-SSOD (JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher H-IIB (H2B)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2012-10-04
Organisation Fukuoka Institute of Technology
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Japan
Launch brokerer JAXA

Demonstrated high-speed transmitter for photos and LED-based optical communication.


The main mission is the high-speed transmission of pictures by microwave of 5.8 GHz and the demonstration experiment of low-light-level optical communication by the LED between FITSAT-1 and the ground.

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