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AOBA VELOX-IV

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2019-003J

Description

The AOBE-VELOX-4 mission is a joint Singaporean and Japanese nanosatellite mission by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) to develop and orbit a 2U CubeSat in low Earth’s orbit (LEO) for technology demonstration and to observe Lunar Horizon Glow.

The satellite captures images of the horizon while passing from day side to night side and to capture Earth night view image via low-light camera. For observation of Lunar Horizon Glow, it needs to orient a camera toward the limb before sunrise or after sun-set. Attitude control and 2 axis stabilization is needed to orient a satellite toward the limb.

Alternate Names

  • AOBAVELOXIV
  • 43940

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2019-01-18
Launch Vehicle: Epsilon
Launch Site: Uchinoura Space Center, Japan
Mass: 2 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (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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