SPROUT

SPROUT
Name SPROUT
Type 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
Nation Japan
Launch brokerer JAXA, ?
Oneliner

Demonstration of inflatable membrane structure.

Description

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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Last modified: 2022-12-29
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