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Prism

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2009-002B

Description

Seven microsatellites were deployed as piggyback payloads to the Ibuki spacecraft. All of these spacecraft will follow a similar roughly 660 km sun-synchronous orbit. Six of the small satellites were developed by universities and private-sector companies; the seventh is a technology demonstrator for JAXA.

Prism, developed by the University of Tokyo, will make Earth observations using an expandable refracting telescope. It will also serve as a technology demonstration and verification of the ultra-small satellite bus and will provide various amateur radio services.

Alternate Names

  • 33493

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-01-23
Launch Vehicle: H-2A
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan

Funding Agency

  • University of Tokyo (Japan)

Discipline

  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

 
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