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Three CubeSats successfully deployed from "Kibo"!

Last Updated: October 26, 2018

Three ultra-small satellites ("CubeSats") were successfully deployed on October 6, 2018 from the Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo": "SPATIUM-I" of Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)/Kyushu Institute of Technology (Japan), "RSP-00" of Ryman Sat Spaces General Incorporated Association and "STARS-Me" of Shizuoka University (Japan).

写真:より大きな写真へ 写真:より大きな写真へ

The pictures show how the CubeSats were deployed (Credit: JAXA/NASA)
Left: SPATIUM-I (2U); Right: STARS-Me (2U) and RSP-00 (1U)

写真:超小型衛星の放出成功を喜ぶ関係者

The people concerned with the projects in joy at the successful deployments of the CubeSats (Credit: JAXA)

[Name of satellite]
SPATIUM-I [Size: 2U]
[Organizations]
Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)/Kyushu Institute of Technology (Japan)
[Mission]
A demonstration of technologies in view of a chip-scale atomic clock to be mounted on CubeSat and measurement/3D mapping of the densities of electrons in the ionosphere.

[Name of satellite]
RSP-00 [Size: 1U]
[Organizations]
Ryman Sat Spaces General Incorporated Association
[Mission]
Picture-taking and a demonstration of technologies of to-the-Earth transmission with a camera mounted on CubeSat, and operation tests of new high-rate radio equipment.

[Name of satellite]
STARS-Me [Size: 2U]
[Organizations]
Shizuoka University
[Mission]
A small-scale demonstration of an orbital elevator and a demonstration evaluation of a configuration of two CubeSats and a climber (moving mechanism).


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