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The KSAT 2 satellite will detach at an altitude of about 400 kilometers, according to the plan. It will orbit the Earth at a speed of 8 kilometers per second and send data to the ground for about 150 days before burning up in the atmosphere. Its mission includes measuring densities and distribution of water vapor in the atmosphere, which could help to increase accuracy in forecasting torrential rain.

Alternate Names

  • 39578
  • KSAT2
  • Hayato 2
  • Kagoshima Satellite 2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2014-02-27
Launch Vehicle: H-2A
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan
Mass: 1.5 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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