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Asnaro 1

Advanced Satellite with New system ARchitecture for Observation


Designation 40298 / 14070A
Launch date 6 Nov 2014
Country of origin Japan
Mission Remote sensing
Perigee/Apogee 500 km
Inclination 97.5°
Period 94.8 min
Launch vehicle Dnepr #21

Project initiated by USEF (Institute for Unmanned Space Experiment Free Flyer) in 2008

Should provide images with better than 50 cm resolution (panchromatic) and better than 2 m resolution (multispectral). 10 km swath width

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Technical data


Prime contractor NEC
Platform Nextar-300L
Mass at launch < 500 kg
Dry mass 450 kg
Dimension 2.5 x 3.5 x 3.2 m (deployed)
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime 3 years

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