Created on Mon May 06 2019 11:48:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The International Space Station
Launch Site to be determined.
Launcher carrying the satellite to the ISS. Launcher to be determined.
CubeSats moving to orbit.
Astronaut onboard the International Space Station (ISS) accepts the satellite. The ISS includes the Japanese Kibo Arm (J-SSOD)) for launching CubeSats.
Launch into Space to the ISS onboard rocket launcher. To be confirmed by JAXA.
CubeSats are placed in the J-SSOD (JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer) by JAXA Astronaut on the ISS for deployment on orbit. This usually takes place between 1 to 2 months after launch.More information on the ISS.Deployment of CubeSats from ISS:
Antenna and solar panels deployed. No communication for 45 minutes after deployment from POD and separation sequence completed.
It may be assumed that the satellite will be placed on Low Earth Orbit (LEO) with the details below. The final orbital elements will be confirmed upon deployment.Altitude: Approx. 403-408 kmOrbital Period: Approx. 93 minutesInclination: 51.6° (confirmed, similar to the ISS)Eccentricity: 0.000435RAAN: 345.48°AoP: 130.64°Orbit Lifetime: ~1-2 years
Mission Mode on command from Ground Station.Mission: The satellite will mainly take images of the Mauritius and the Exclusive Economic Zone as well as demonstrate island-to-island communication.
ADCS activiates to detumble the satellite.