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Ayame 2



Experimental Communications Satellite-B (ECS-B) was launched from the Tanegashima Space Center by the National Space Development Agency of Japan. The national name of ECS-B was Ayame-2.

Alternate Names

  • 11715
  • Ayame2
  • ECS-B
  • Exper. Commun. Satell.-B

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1980-02-22
Launch Vehicle: N-1
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan
Mass: 260 kg

Funding Agency

  • National Space Development Agency (NASDA) (Japan)


  • Communications
  • Engineering

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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