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Two CubeSats successfully deployed from "Kibo"!

  • Experiment at Kibo
On December 18, 2023, following two CubeSats were successfully deployed from the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) "Kibo":
  • BEAK
  • Clark sat-1 *
* Since May 2018, as a new step to enhance the commercial utilization of Kibo, JAXA selected SpaceBD Inc. and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace Co., Ltd as the J-SSOD service provider.

J-SSOD#27 Deployment:BEAK (Image by JAXA/NASA)

J-SSOD#27 Deployment:Clark sat-1 (Image by JAXA/NASA)

You can view the deployment of CubeSats from YouTube JAXA Channel.
【Satellite】 BEAK [Size:3U]
【Organizations】 The University of Tokyo
Nihon University
【Mission】 Demonstration of the following technologies for nano-sized planetary probes in the future:
  • Orbital maneuvering by drag modulation with jettison of aerodynamic decelerator (SAP’s and membrane),
  • Deployment of aeroshell supported by shape memory alloy frames,
  • Operation demonstration of nano-sized propulsion system (water resistojet),
  • Nano-sized attitude control system.
Image by UTokyo/ JAXA
【Satellite】 Clark sat-1 [Size:1U]
【Organizations】 CLARK NEXT TOKYO High School
ArkEdge Space Inc.
【Service Provider】 Space BD Inc.
  • The satellite will send voice messages and image data recorded by high school students themselves to ground control stations and general amateur stations.
  • These data will encourage organizations and individuals working on environmental issues on Earth and in space.
  • In addition, take photos of the Earth and will downlink them to ground control stations and general amateur stations.
Image by ArkEdge Space Inc.

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