TSUBAME information

TSUBAME: Engineering Demonstration Satellite for Earth and Astronomical Observation
Laboratory for Space Systems, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

An application has been made for the TSUBAME satellite to be launched via a H-IIA
piggyback launch window provided by JAXA under the selection criteria (priority A).
The launch is planned in November 2014.
TSUBAME is the meaning of Swallow in English.


Supporting Organisation: Laboratory for Space Systems,
                         Tokyo Institute of Technology
Contact Person  matunaga.saburo

Headline Details: TSUBAME is a 30kg class microsat planned for LEO to be
launched from Japan 2012. It's the fourth satellite development project
undertaken within the Laboratory for Space Systems at Tokyo Institute of
Technology. TSUBAME demonstrates a satellite platform that can be used for a
variety of engineering and scientific missions. The missions are as follows;

 1. Demonstration of satellite bus technology for 30kg-class microsatellite
    and verification of COTS components such as micro-processors, memory and
    Li-ion batteries in the space environment

 2. Verification of Control Moment Gyros developed by the Laboratory for
    Space Systems

 3. Demonstration of high-speed attitude manoeuvres technology using Control
    Moment Gyros. Some sensor data acquisition experiments will be conducted
    at the same time in order to demonstrate applications of CMGs.

 4. Demonstration of SRLL communication protocol developed by Tokyo Institute
    of Technology and high-speed GMSK data downlink

 5. Data collection experiment through internet with the aid of radio amateurs
    all over the world Proposing to use VHF for telecommand and UHF for
    telemetry downlink and a CW beacon. CW beacon coordinated on 437.275MHz.
    Downlink AX.25/SRLL, 1200bps AFSK telemetry on 437.505MHz, and S-band BPSK.


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