AJISAI received the Tsuboi Prize of the Geodetic Society of Japan (Group Prize)
The 25-year operation and precious observation data of the Experimental Geodetic Satellite "AJISAI" (EGS) was highly evaluated by the Geodetic Society of Japan, and, on May 23, 2011, the Tsuboi Prize (Group Prize) was awarded to a group led by former space verification team project manager Eiichi Hashimoto. The group consists of JAXA, the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), the Japan Coast Guard (JCG), Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI), and Hit...
About Experimental Geodetic Satellite "AJISAI" (EGS)
To establish Japan’s geodetic origin through accurate land surveying from space.
The primary short-range objective for AJISAI (EGS) was testing of NASDA's H-I'(2-stage) launch vehicle. Long-range applications included a survery aimed at rectifying Japan's demestic geodetic triangular net - determining the exact position of many isolated Japanese islands and establishing Japan's geodetic point of origin.
Lauch date: August 13, 1986
Characteristics of Experimental Geodetic Satellite "AJISAI" (EGS)
|International Designation Code||1986-061A|
|Launch Date||05:45, August 13, 1986 (JST)|
|Launch Vehicle||H-I Launch Vehicle No.1(H15F)|
|Location||Tanegashima Space Center|
|Shape||215cm(D) sphere with solar ray and laser beam reflectors.|
|Inclination||Approx. 50 deg|
|Period||Approx. 116 minutes|