Development of the microsatellite rising-2 by Tohoku University and Hokkaido University

Yuji Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi, Kazuya Yoshida, Kazufumi Fukuda, Toshihiko Nakano, Steve Battazzo, Tetsuya Fukuhara, Junichi Kurihara

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5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Tohoku University and Hokkaido University started the development of a new 41-kg microsatellite RISING-2 at July 2009. This satellite inherits the development technique of RISING (SPRITE-SAT) launched on January 2009. The progress of RISING-2 project is shown in this paper. Using a Cassegrain telescope with 10-cm diameter and 1-m focal length, earth surface is observed with 5-m resolution from 700-km-alt sun synchronous orbit. By 3-axis attitude stabilization using reaction wheels and star sensors, the designated area on earth surface can be observed. In addition to color images, multi-spectrum images of cumulonimbus are observed by using a liquid crystal tunable filter. As a secondary mission, transient luminous events such as sprite are observed, which is same mission as SPRITE-SAT.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
Pages469-473
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 2010 Sep 272010 Oct 1

Publication series

Name61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
Volume1

Other

Other61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period10/9/2710/10/1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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