Stars-AO Satellite

Name Stars-AO
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Was semi-operational until 2019-05-10? (Website update on 2019-05-10, but European CubeSat Symposium 2019 presentation states negative power balance)
Launched 2018-10-29
NORAD ID 43679
Deployer Unknown
Launcher H-IIA (H2A)
Organisation Shizuoka University
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Country Japan
Launch brokerer JAXA

Test super high sensitivity camera WAT-910BD made in WATEC.


Super high sensitivity camera WAT-910BD made in WATEC and performed communication with earth station by transceiver on 115.2 kbps transmission rate.

Failure cause Negative power balance causing regular resets and 4 months without contact.
Sources [1]
Photo sources [1]
COTS subsystems
  • IMAGER - Watec WAT-910BD
  • OPTICS - Kowa LM4NCR
Subsystems sources [1]
On the same launch

Last modified: 2024-05-29

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