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Reference number 3697   (Listed in Apr. 21, 2010) (Categories Mechanics / Information and communication / Aeronautics and Cosmology)
Development and Application of Handmade Ultra-Compact Satellite for Creating New Space System
Contents The laboratory has developed ultra-compact satellite bus systems and associated image acquisition technology. They launched the world's smallest satellite CubeSat into orbit in 2003, and succeeded in sending the second satellite in 2005. Both of the satellites are now successfully verifying their functions and useful lives in orbit. To further develop their functions, there is a need for obtaining technologies of microelectronics (radiation resistant), thermal control, small actuator and sensor, and microwave communication, etc. We seek collaboration with a relevant company or institution with an aim toward further developing these technologies and others for space systems, and those who are interested in finding new ways of using satellites. See the following website for more information on their research efforts.
In addition, the laboratory is leading a non-profit organization to support practical space development activities in which university and college students are making small satellite and hybrid rockets, etc. See the following website for more information.
NAKASUKA,, Professor
Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics


Fig. CubeSat XI-IV(Left),XI-V(Right)
(C) NAKASUKA,Shin-ichi
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