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Two CubeSats successfully deployed from "Kibo"!

  • Experiment at Kibo
On March 24, 2022, following two CubeSats were successfully deployed from the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) "Kibo":


IHI-SAT is the first CubeSat developed by IHI Corporation. (J-SSOD service provider : Space BD Inc.) 


KITSUNE is the first Wide 6 U (W6U) CubeSat deployment for J-SSOD and it is developed by the first-time collaboration with HAK Consortium(Haradaseiki Co., Addnics Co., Kyushu Institute of Technology.)(J-SSOD service provider : Mitsui Bussan Aerospace Co., Ltd.)
1st Deployment:IHI-SAT ©︎JAXA/NASA
2nd Deployment:KITSUNE ©︎JAXA/NASA
You can view the deployment of CubeSats from YouTube JAXA Channel.

Satellite IHI-SAT [Size:3U]
Organizations IHI Corporation
Service provider Space BD Inc.
Mission Demonstration of advanced AIS (Automatic Identification System) receiving system
© IHI Corporation
Satellite KITSUNE [Size:W6U]
Organization HAK Consortium (Haradaseiki Co., Addnics Co., Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Service provider Mitsui Bussan Aerospace Co., Ltd.
  • Earth observation with 5-m class resolution color images by COTS camera
  • Development of 2U size Kyutech standard bus system
  • Space Precision Atomic-clock TIming Utility Mission (SPATIUM)-2 for total electron content measurements in ionosphere
  • Demonstration of LORA module
  • Store and Forward from the sensor terminals of BIRDS countries
  • Demonstrate C-band communication from the main and mobile ground stations
  • Downlink of low-resolution images from a secondary camera by C-band uplink commands
© HAK Consortium

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