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Hodoyoshi 4



Hodoyoshi 4 is an experimental earth-observing micro-satellite built by the University of Tokyo. It has a 5 m ground resolution.The satellite is built on a 3-axis stabilized earth-pointing bus, which generates up to 100 W electrical power. It features an ion engine propulsion system. The main payload is a high resolution imaging system with a ground resolution of 5 m.

Additionally it carries a store and forward communications payload and hosted experiments.

Alternate Names

  • 40011
  • Hodoyoshi4

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2014-06-19
Launch Vehicle: Dnepr
Launch Site: Yasni, Russia
Mass: 64 kg

Funding Agency

  • University of Tokyo (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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