Index: Piggy-back satelite for aurora observation and technology demonstration

H. Saito, Y. Masumoto, T. Mizuno, A. Miura, M. Hashimoto, H. Ogawa, S. Tachikawa, T. Oshima, A. Choki, H. Fukuda, M. Hirahara, Shouichi Okano

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This paper describes outline of the piggy-back satellite "INDEX" for demonstration of advanced satellite technologies as well as for observation of fine structure of aurora. Aurora observation will be carried out by three cameras(MAC) with a monochromatic UV filter. Electron and ion spectrum analyzer (ESA/ISA) will measure the particle phenomena together with the aurora hanging. INDEX satellite will be launched in 2002 by Japanese H2-A. The satellite is mainly controlled by the high-speed, fault-tolerant on-board RICS processor (three-voting system of SH-3). The attitude control is a compact system of three-axis stabilization. Although the size of INDEX is small (50Kg class), several newly-developed technologies are applied to the satellite system, including silicon-on-insulator devices, variable emittance radiator, solar-concentrated paddles, lithium-ion battery, and GPS receiver with all-sky antenna-coverage.

ジャーナルActa Astronautica
出版ステータスPublished - 2001 3 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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