NASA Logo, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive Header

Rising 2

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2014-029D

Description

Rising-2 is a cooperative microsatellite project of Tohoku University (Sendai) and Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. The primary objective of the mission is Earth observation with a resolution of ~ 5 m. In particular, high-resolution cumulonimbus scenes will be observed using the LCTF (Liquid Tunable Multispectral Filter) technique. The secondary objective is the observation of sprite phenomena in the upper atmosphere. Sprites are so-called TLEs (Transient Luminous Events), which are rather frequent natural phenomena induced by lightning discharges.

Alternate Names

  • 39769
  • SpriteSat
  • Rising2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2014-05-24
Launch Vehicle: H-2A
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan
Mass: 50 kg

Discipline

  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

 
[USA.gov] NASA Logo - nasa.gov