RAIKO Satellite

Spacecraft RAIKO
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 2U
Mass in kg 2.603 kg
Status Reentry 2013-08-06. Was operational until 2013-07-15. For the last 20 days only beacons.
Launched 2012-07-21
NORAD ID 38852
Deployer J-SSOD (JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher H-IIB (H2B)
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2012-10-04
Organization Tohoku University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Country Japan
Launch brokerer JAXA
Partners Wakayama University

Demonstrate technologies for larger satellites including CMOS and CCD sensors.


Demonstration of new electronics or mechanism usable for 50-kg microsatellites, which are CMOS color sensor, CCD color sensor, CCD star sensor, and film deployment mechanism.

Failure cause Assumed that the frequency lock function of on-board receiver was easily terminated because the satellite rotation speed was fast.
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Photo sources [1]
Keywords Ku-band
On the same launch

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