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Kiku 7 Chaser



Kiku 7 (ETS 7) was a dual spacecraft mission designed to test and develop robotic technologies to be used in future space activities (such as the International Space Station and in-orbit sateliite servicing).

Alternate Names

  • ETS-7 Chaser
  • Hikoboshi
  • 25064
  • Engineering Test Satellite-7 Chaser
  • Chaser
  • Kiku7Chaser

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1997-11-27
Launch Vehicle: H-2
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan
Mass: 2540 kg

Funding Agency

  • National Space Development Agency (NASDA) (Japan)


  • Engineering

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Dr. Edwin V. Bell, II



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Related Information/Data at NSSDCA

ETS-7 Target

Other Sources of ETS-7 Information/Data

ETS-7 home page (NASDA)

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