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Horyu 2



Horyu 2 was launched from Tanegashima on 17 May 2012 at 16:39 UT by an H-2A rocket. It weighed approximately 7.1 kg. Horyu 2 is a microsatellite developed by the students of Kyushu Institute of Technology. It was dedicated to the High Voltage Technology Demonstration Satellite Program. It’s mission objective is to test an experimental high-voltage solar array system and observe spacecraft charging effects caused by it. The satellite will be placed in a 680 km orbit inclined 98.2 degrees where it will operate for about one year.

Alternate Names

  • 38340
  • Horyu2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2012-05-17
Launch Vehicle: H-2A
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan
Mass: 7.1 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Japan)


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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

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