Utilizing Space Through Satellites The Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstoration-1

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The Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstoration-1

The “Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstration-1” is the first demonstration opportunity of the “Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstration Program” to publicly invite private companies, universities, research institutions, etc., equipped with 13 selected themes, and will be launched in JFY2018 from the Uchinoura Space Center by Enhanced Epsilon Rocket No.4.

It consists of seven satellites: “RAPid Innovative payload demonstration Satellite-1(RAPIS-1)” developed by JAXA via consignment to Axelspace Co., Ltd.(with seven demonstration themes), and six ultra-small satellites / Cubesat. It also one of the features that Epsilon launch vehicle challenges the first launch of multiple satellites.

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Jan. 19, 2019 Updated

RAPIS-1 Completion of Critical Operations Phase

RAPIS-1 Completion of Critical Operations Phase

JAXA received telemetry data from the Rapid Innovative Payload Demonstration Satellite 1 (RAPIS-1), launched aboard the fourth Epsilon Launch Vehicle (Epilon-4) earlier at 9:50 a.m. (Japan Standard Time, JST), January 18 , 2019 from the JAXA Uchinoura Space Center. The RAPIS-1 telemetry confirmed that the satellite's solar panels started generating electricity, which is essential for the RAPIS-1 operation. The telemetry also shows communication with the satellite via ground stations proceed...