Press Release


Deployment Experiment Result of
Large Deployable Reflector Small-sized Partial Model 2
(Quick Report)

October 16, 2006 (JST)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Concerning the deployment experiment of the Large Deployable Reflector Small-sized Partial Model 2 (LDREX-2) launched by the Ariane 5 launch vehicle at 5:56 a.m. on Oct. 14, 2006 (Japan Standard Time, JST,) the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) confirmed the antenna deployment by images acquired at the Malindi Station in the Republic of Kenya. The images are attached below.

It is expected to take a week to 10 days to find the final result of the deployment experiment as we have to analyze telemetry data acquired during the experiment. We will release the result as soon as the analysis is completed.



<Image taken from the back of the antenna>

<Image taken from the side of the antenna>

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