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SFU

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1995-011A

Description

SFU was a Japanese space laboratory launched by the same H-2 rocket that launched GMS 5. It carried an infrared telescope (IRTS), and instruments and supplies for microgravity experiments. SFU was retrieved by the Space Shuttle STS 72 on January 13, 1996.

Alternate Names

  • Space Flyer Unit
  • 23521
  • IRTS
  • 1995-011A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1995-03-18
Launch Vehicle: H-2
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan
Mass: 4000 kg
Nominal Power: 27000 W

Funding Agency

  • Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science, U of Tokyo Japan

Disciplines

  • Astronomy
  • Microgravity

Additional Information

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

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail

Other Sources of IRTS Information/Data

IRTS Home Page at ISAS

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