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ETS 6

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1994-056A

Description

ETS 6, a Japanese Engineering Test Satellite, was launched by an H-2 rocket into an elliptical transfer orbit. However, the thrusters on board could not move it to the planned geostationary orbit. A limited number of engineering tests could still be carried from the elliptical orbit of the spacecraft whose post-launch name is Kiku 6.

Alternate Names

  • KIKU 6
  • 23230
  • Engineering Test Sat 6
  • ETS6
  • 1994-056A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1994-08-28
Launch Vehicle: H-2
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan
Mass: 2000 kg
Nominal Power: 4100 W

Funding Agency

  • National Space Development Agency (NASDA) Japan

Discipline

  • Engineering

Additional Information

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

 

Personnel

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