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Kiku 2



Kiku 2 was a Japanese engineering technology satellite launched to acquire technologies to launch, track, and control geostationary satellites. It carried a propagation experiment of millemeter and quasi-millimeter waves. Its weight at launch was 245 kg and was cylindrical, 191 cm high including antenna, with a diameter of 141 cm. Its expected life was as least 6 months.

Alternate Names

  • Engineering Test Satellite 2
  • 09852
  • ETS 2
  • Kiku2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1977-02-23
Launch Vehicle: N-1
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan
Mass: 130 kg

Funding Agency

  • National Space Development Agency (NASDA) (Japan)


  • Communications
  • Engineering

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Dr. Dieter K. Bilitza



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. H. KatoProject ManagerNational Satellite Development Agency
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