|Units or mass||3U|
|Status||Operational (Official news on 2023-02-03 last checked 2023-04-22)|
|Deployer||J-SSOD (JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer)|
|Launcher||Falcon 9 (CRS-26)|
|Deployment||Deployed from ISS on 2023-01-06|
|Manufacturer||AIVT by ArkEdge Space|
|Launch brokerer||Space BD|
Demonstrate CubeSat platform, nano-propulsion system, and camera.
OPTIMAL-1 will improve and demonstrate the functions of the 3U general-purpose bus, which was demonstrated in orbit in 2018, and the main mission is to demonstrate technologies such as (1) a nano-propulsion system, (2) an onboard deep learning board, (3) a nano-hyperspectral camera, (4) a store-and-forward LoRa communications. It is expected to contribute to forest management, agriculture, disaster prevention, logistics, and communications around the world.
We have been working on the development of the nano-satellite OPTIMAL-1 under the theme of "Demonstration project of nano-propulsion system, communication device, and on-orbit advanced information processing technology by TRICOM satellite", which was selected for the subsidy for the industrial technology practical application development project (R&D project for space industry technology information infrastructure improvement) by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) since 2019.
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