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SOCRATES

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2014-029C

Description

SOCRATES (Space Optical Communications Research Advanced Technology Satellite) is a microsatellite developed by NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology), Koganei, Tokyo, Japan. The mission is to demonstrate and validate the operation of SOTA (Small Optical Transponder), a laser communication system in space for microsatellites and eventually in nanosatellites.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2014-05-24
    Launch Vehicle: H-2A
    Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan
    Mass: 48 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Unknown Japan

    Discipline

    • Earth Science

    Additional Information

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

     

    Personnel

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