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Hayato, also called K-Sat, is a Japanese satellite, launched on a H-2A rocket from Tanegashima on 20 May 2010 at 21:58 UT. Hayato is a small CubeSat mission developed by the Kagoshima University. It has the following objectives: observation of atmospheric water vapor distribution, Earth imagery, high-speed communications and basic communications experiment for super-small positioning satellites.

Alternate Names

  • 36573
  • K-Sat

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2010-05-20
Launch Vehicle: H-2A
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Japan)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

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