Utilizing Space Through Satellites Engineering Test Satellite I "KIKU-1" (ETS-I)

Operation Finished

About Engineering Test Satellite I "KIKU-1" (ETS-I)

ETS-I was NASDA's first satellite launched with the objectives of acquiring all-around information on N-series launch vehicles, orbit injection and tracking and control.
KIKU finished its operation on April 28,1982.

Major Characteristics

International Designation Code 1975-082A
Launch Date 9/9/1975
Launch Vehicle N-I Launch Vehicle (N1F)
Launch Site Tanegashima Space Center
Weight 82.5kg
Orbit 1000km(alt.)circular/47deg. inclination/106min. period
Dimensions 26 surfaces with a diameter of 80cm
Attitude Control Spin-stabilized