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Kukai
Kukai
Kukai
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Japanese tether technology satellite. Also named STARS, a Kagawa University picosatellite demonstrating a tethered space robot. It consisted of two tethered box-shaped packages, dubbed Ku and Kai.

Status: Operational 2009. First Launch: 2009-01-23. Last Launch: 2009-01-23. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb).



Family: Technology, Tether technology satellite. Country: Japan. Launch Vehicles: H-II, H-IIA 202. Launch Sites: Tanegashima. Bibliography: 4.

2009 January 23 - . 03:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. LV Family: H-2. Launch Vehicle: H-IIA 202.
  • Kukai - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: Japan. Agency: Mitsubishi. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: Kukai. USAF Sat Cat: 33498 . COSPAR: 2009-002G. Apogee: 667 km (414 mi). Perigee: 647 km (402 mi). Inclination: 98.0000 deg. Period: 97.90 min. Also named STARS, a Kagawa University picosatellite demonstrating a tethered space robot. It consisted of two tethered box-shaped packages, dubbed Ku and Kai..


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