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COSPAR ID: 1998-067DC


ArduSat-X is a 1U (10 x 10 x 10 cm) CubeSat which was conveyed to the International Space Station (ISS) by the Japanese HTV 4 spacecraft. ArduSat-X is designed to serve as a platform on which students and amateur space enthusiasts can conduct experiments in space.

Both AuduSat-X and its sister spacecraft, ArduSat 1, are identical in design and were deployed simultaneously, along with Pico Dragon, from the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM or "Kibo") utilizing the Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD) and the JEM Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) on 19 November 2013 at 12:18 UTC.

ArduSat-X has an on-board computer powered by Auduino, an open-source platform for controlling instruments. Numerous experiments were included on the spacecraft, including cameras, ozone and CO2 sensors, a magnetometer, a Geiger counter, and temperature probes. The expected operational lifetime of ArduSat-X is 3-7 months.

Alternate Names

  • 39414
  • ArduSatX

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2013-08-03
Launch Vehicle: H-2B
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)


  • Space Physics
  • Technology Applications
  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

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