Dnepr (RS-20)

ASNARO-1, ChubuSat-1, Hodoyoshi-1, QSAT-EOS, TSUBAME

http://en.itar-tass.com/non-political/744861 http://amsat-uk.org/2014/08/14/dnepr-launch-planned-for-october/ [Dnepr rocket with Japanese satellites to be launched in early October] ZHUKOVSKY, August 13, 2014, /ITAR-TASS/. The Russian-Ukrainian conversion rocket Dnepr (RS-20) with Japanese satellites will be launched in the Orenburg region, southern Urals, in early October, 2014, a source in the Russian Military Industrial Commission said on Wednesday. (Launch on 6 November 2014, 07:40 UTC, Dombarovsky SC, Russia) "The launch is scheduled for the beginning of October. There have been no cancella_ tions so far," he told ITAR-TASS when asked whether the plans had not been affected by Japanese sanctions against Russia. The rocket will orbit five Japanese satellites, including four micro ones. "The satellites will be brought to Russia on August 20," the source said, adding that this year's third Dnepr launch was scheduled for December. The previous launch took place at the Yasny spaceport outside Orenburg in June to orbit Russia's first private remote sensing satellite TabletSat-Aurora and 32 foreign microsatellites belonging to customers from 17 countries, including Russia. TabletSat-Aurura owned by the company SPUTNIX weighs 26.2 kg and is made to operate for one year. It is intended for remote Earth sensing in the interests of a private company. The satellite was made using Russian technologies and a minimum of foreign components. Its cost is about one million U.S. dollars. Dnepr also orbited 32 other satellites. The primary payload of this launch was a medium resolution satellite KazEOSat (Kazakhstan), weighing 177 kg and intended for broadband multispectral surveying of the Earth with a resolution of 6.75 metres in the interests of agriculture and land-use management as well as for monitoring mineral resources and natural calamities. In addition to that, the payloads on this launch were Deimos-2 (Spain), Hodoyoshi-3 and -4 (Japan), SaudiSat-4 (Saudi Arabia) and other small satellites, as well as QuadPack deployers with CubeSats. The Dnepr rocket conversion programme was initiated in the 1990s by the presidents of Russia and Ukraine to convert RS-20 Voyevoda ICBMs (Satan by NATO classification) for civilian uses. Dnepr rockets are launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, and the Yasny Launch Site of the Russian Strategic Rocket Forces in the Orenburg region under a joint project commenced by Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. The Dnepr rocket is a three-stage liquid-engine vehicle. Its takeoff mass is 210 tones. The first two stages are the regular stages of the RS-20 rocket and have not been changed. The third stage has been worked on to improve its flight control system. The rocket is injected from an RS-20 silo by propellant gases. Its engine turns on after the whole vehicle has come out of the silo. The rocket is made by the Ukrainian company Yuzhmash in Dnepropetrovsk. [Supplement] by JE9PEL, The five Japanese satellites to be launched: ASNARO-1 Japan Space Systems, NEC http://www.jspacesystems.or.jp/en_project_asnaro/ http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/home/rikou/kogata_eisei/symposium/3rd/koto/04_01.pdf S-band, X-band 800Mbit/s 16-QAM ChubuSat-1 Nagoya University Daido University and MASTT (Meiyu Aerospace Support Technology Team) http://www.frontier.phys.nagoya-u.ac.jp/index-e.html http://www.daido-it.ac.jp/sangaku/center/lab/01/index.html http://www.frontier.phys.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/chubusat/files/2_Narusawa.pdf http://www.frontier.phys.nagoya-u.ac.jp/chubusat/ChubuSat-20130311.pdf Up 145.980MHz 1200bps, Down 437.485MHz 9600bps Hodoyoshi-1 University of Tokyo Axelspace Corporation http://park.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/nsat/hodo1_e.html http://www.axelspace.com/solution/hodoyoshi1/ 467.674MHz 1W 1kbps QSAT-EOS Kyushu University Kyushu Institute of Technology Saga University Kagoshima University Institute for Q-shu Pioneers of Space http://sites.google.com/site/qpseos/home/ http://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/pressrelease/2012/2012_05_16_2.pdf S-band, Ku-band GMSK TSUBAME Tokyo Institute of Technology http://lss.mes.titech.ac.jp/ssp/tsubame/ http://lss.mes.titech.ac.jp/ssp/tsubame/chat/chat.php http://gsas.mes.titech.ac.jp/ssp/tsubame/opeblog/ http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/tsubame1.htm Telemetry 437.505MHz 1200bps AFSK, CW 437.275MHz The following is the information from the TSUBAME ground station. > TSUBAME will be launched into a 500km sun-synchronous orbit as a piggyback > satellite onboard a DNERPR rocket in late 2014. This is the estimated TLE > of TSUBAME at the present stage, so there is a possibility of change. TSUBAME 1 99999U 14310.32625444 .00000779 00000-0 51437-4 0 00004 2 99999 097.4574 029.7895 0049163 177.7821 352.1497 15.06489506000015

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