Spacecraft name SPROUT
Form factor Nanosatellite
Units or mass 6.7 kg
Status Semi-operational? Was operational until 2016-09-XX? (Last DK3WN report 2016-08-27. Occasional reports from SatNOGS checked on 2019-05-25)
Launched 2014-05-24
NORAD ID 39770
Deployer Custom
Launcher H-IIA (H2A)
Organisation Nihon University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Headquarters Japan
Launch brokerer JAXA, ?

Demonstration of inflatable membrane structure.


Verification of design methods and the space demonstration of deploying of the inflatable membrane structure. Demonstration of the attitude determination and control technology of nano-satellite. Prediction of orbit descent rate change by the inflatable membrane structure. Operation of satellite by a ham radio operator.

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