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PROITERES (PRoject of OIT Electric-Rocket-Engine on Small satellite) is a 10 kg satellite aimed at testing an electric propulsion thruster for attituse control and orbit changes. It is also intended to produce Earth images, particulary of the area around Osaka, Japan. The name is an acronym of an acronym as OIT stands for the Osaka Institute of Technology.

The project will focus on: [LIST][*]Experimental verification of two-way radio signal propagation characteristics using amateur radio-frequency bands.[*]Communication tests and their feedback aiming at improvement of satellite communication technology by using off-the-shelf consumer goods.[*]Tracking and communicating with our satellite by amateur earth stations all over the world.[*]Powered-flight by electric rocket engine.[*]Monitoring with a high-resolution camera the Kansai District; especially Osaka, around Yodogawa basin.

Alternate Names

  • 38756
  • PRoject of OIT Electric-Rocket-Engine on Small satellite (PROITERES)

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2012-09-09
Launch Vehicle: PSLV-CA
Launch Site: Sriharikota, Japan
Mass: 10 kg


  • Communications

Additional Information

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