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CE-SAT 1 (Canon Electric Satellite 1) is an experimental earth observing microsatellite . It features an optical imaging system based on a 40 cm diameter Cassegrain telescope with 3720 mm focal length and an detector based on the EOS 5D mk.3 camera with 5760 × 3840 pixels. This imaging system provides an 1 m ground resolution from a 600 km orbit with a 6 km × 4 km frame size. Also an experimental Magnetic Plasma Deorbit System is onboard, which employs the satellite’s magnetic torquers to generate a magnetic moment that interacts with the ram plasma flow to create a plasma drag force.

Alternate Names

  • 42769
  • CESAT1
  • Canon Electric Satellite 1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2017-06-23
Launch Vehicle: PSLV-XL
Launch Site: Sriharikota, India

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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