STARS-C
STARS-C
STARS-C
Name STARS-C
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Organisation Shizuoka University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Japan
Launch brokerer JAXA
Oneliner

Demonstration of tethered satellites for future space elevator.

Description

First step of the research and development of the universe an elevator (lift), and a tether extension experiments in orbit and mission. Primary purpose of STARS-C mission is focusing on basic tether extension technology.
1. Installation of tether to be used for Space Elevator on a pico-satellite. 2. Technology demonstration of the tether extension. 3. Dynamic motion analysis of two satellites connected by tether by telemetry data received through amateur radio communication.

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Keywords Tether

Related Spacecraft

Name Status Launch Orbit
STARS-C Koki (STARS-III Daughter, Hagoromo) Reentry 2018-03-03. Was operational (Some issues in the last few months, but beacons were still received every few days). 2016-12-09 400 km, 51.6 deg, ISS
STARS-C Oyaki (STARS-III Mother, Hagoromo) Reentry 2018-03-03. Was operational (Some issues in the last few months, but beacons were still received every few days). 2016-12-09 400 km, 51.6 deg, ISS

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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