KSat Satellite

Satellite name KSat (Hayato, Kagoshima Satellite, K-Sat)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Reentry 2010-07-14. Was operational until 2010-06-07, 18 days. (Official results paper, Skyrocket writes nothing heard, but seems wrong)
Launched 2010-05-20
NORAD ID 36573
Deployer J-POD (JAXA Picosatellite Deployer)
Launcher H-IIA (H2A)
Organization Kagoshima University
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Headquarters Japan
Launch brokerer JAXA

Demonstrate atmospheric water vapour measurements and Ku-band transmitter.


Research that aims to predict the torrential rain and tornadoes. On-orbit demonstration of original observation method of atmospheric water vapor using satellite. Take Earth live images from space and download single shot in a few seconds using the Ku-band high-speed communication function.

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Keywords Ku-band
On the same launch

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