Cubesat launch from KIBO (ISS)

CubeSats from ISS_KIBO will be deployed in the afternoon of 27 Sep 2012.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) plans the demonstration of small satellites deployment from the Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo” of the International Space Station (ISS) in order to enhance the capability of Kibo’s utilization and to offer more launch oppotunities to small satellites.
The CubeSats are mounted in a JEM-Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD). In one POD are FITSAT-1, TechEdSat and F-1 and in the second POD is WeWish and a scientific 2U CubeSat RAIKO.

Satellite name: FITSAT-1
Proposer: Fukuoka Institute of Technology
Size: 1U
Demonstration of a high-speed transmission module for a small satellite
Visible light communication experiment by high power LED
FITSAT data format:

Satellite name: WE WISH
Proposer: Meisei Electric Co., Ltd.
Size: 1U
To contribute to local technology education and to promote utilization of data acquired by a small satellite
Demonstration of an ultra-small thermal infrared camera
WE-WISH data format:

Satellite name: RAIKO
Proposer: Wakayama University
Size: 2U
Shooting images of the Earth through a fish-eye lens camera
Measuring relative movement when deployed from the ISS through
photo shooting Experiment of a star sensor
Orbit descending experiment using membrane deployment
Development of a small movable ground station and receiving signals via international cooperation
Orbit determination experiment by Doppler frequency measurement of Ku-band beacon
radio wave High speed data communication experiment by Ku-band communication equipment

TechEdSat data format:

F-1 data format:

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