The TSUBAME satellite project is the fourth satellite project undertaken by the Laboratory for Space Systems (LSS) at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. TSUBAME follows on from its three predecesor CubeSat-class satellites, CUTE-I, Cute-1.7 + APD, and Cute-1.7 + APD II. Following the launch of the LSS’s third satellite, Cute-1.7 + APD II, the TSUBAME project was initialised and is currently in the BBM (Bread Board Model) development phase.
The Laboratory for Space Systems is responsible for the overall running of the project, development, test, launch and operation as well as for the specific development of the satellite bus system. The scientific sensor equipment installed was developed by the Tokyo Institute of Technology Kawai Laboratory. The installation of such equipment in this 45cm x 45cm x 45 cm micro-satellite demonstrates the application of the LSS’s satellite bus for various mission types.
An application has been made for the TSUBAME satellite to be launched via a H-IIA piggyback launch window provided by JAXA under the selection criteria (priority A). The launch is planned for either 2011 or 2012.
Name TSUBAME NORAD 40302 COSPAR designation ? Inclination (degree) ? RAAN ? Eccentricity ? ARGP ? Orbit per day ? Period ? Semi-major axis ? Perigee x apogee ? Drag factor ? Mean anomaly ?
437.505MHz 1200 AFSK 9600 FSK
TSUBAME Telemetry 10-11-2014 20:59 UTC 437.275 MHz CW
HI HI DE JQ1ZHX TSUBAME 6A 27 C9 93 00 2F 9F 26 38 ** 87 FC 90 09 00 01 HI HI DE JQ1ZHX TSUBAME 6A 27 C9 93 00 2F 77 26 ** ** 87 FC 90 09 00 01 HI HI DE JQ1ZHX TSUBAME 6A 27 C8 93 00 31 9C 26 38 78 87 FC 90 09 00 01 HI HI DE JQ1ZHX TSUBAME 6A 28 C8 93 00 31 7A 26 37 78 87 FC 90 09 00 01 HI HI DE JQ1ZHX TSUBAME 6A 27 C8 93 ** ** 7B 26 38 78 87 FC 90 09 00 01
Launched and active
Homepage and other references:
Tsubame master website
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Tokyo Tech’s Technology Demonstration Satellite Tsubame paper.