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_ UNITEC-1° UNIsec Technological Experiment Carrier-1°ň

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UNITEC-1 is a micro satellite developed by a group of twenty universities and technical junior colleges, they are members of University Space Engineering Consortium (UNISEC) in Japan. It will be launched by H-IIA rocket from Tanegashima island in May 2010. Since it is a piggy-back payload with JAXA's Venus orbiter Akatsuki (PLANET-C), it will be inserted into a trajectory toward Venus. We expect the UNITEC-1 to be honored as the world first interplanetary probe developed by universities and technical junior colleges.

SSDL of Kyushu University contributed thermal and structural designing of the UNITEC-1. Main structure of the UNITEC-1 is so called "windmill" type, that is based on our heritage on designing QTEX and QSAT.

Link: EN/Activities(970d) EN/QSAT(1544d) EN/SmallSatellite(2451d) UNITEC-1(3217d) QTEX(3945d)
Last-modified: 2010-02-19 (Fri) 17:25:36 (3217d)