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SPROUT

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2014-029E

Description

SPROUT is a nanosatellite demonstration mission of Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan. The prime objective is to test the deployment of a combined membrane structure (1.5m-sided triangular membrane supported with two space-inflatable tubes) and 3-axes attitude control technology. A further goal of the mission is to perform the demonstration experiment of the ADCS (Attitude Determination and Control Subsystem) of a nanosatellite with a large membrane structure by using in-house manufactured magnetic torquers and COTS sensors.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2014-05-24
    Launch Vehicle: H-2A
    Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan
    Mass: 5 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Nihon University (Japan)

    Discipline

    • Technology Applications

    Additional Information

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

     
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