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Rising 2



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
  • Rising2
  • SpriteSat

Facts in Brief

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

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Japan)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

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