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Also called ODRS and Lucas


Designation 47202 / 20089A
Launch date 29 Nov 2020
Country of origin Japan
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit 90.7°E
Launch vehicle H2A #61

Joint civilian and military data relay satellite.
The military use is mainly relaying data from the IGS satellites
The civilian purpose to replace is to replace DRTS W

Lucas is the name from Laser Utilising Communication System, built by JAXA, a payload to provide data rates upto 1.8 Gbps

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Technical data


Prime contractor Melco
Platform DS-2000
Mass at launch  
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Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power  
Design lifetime  

Frequencies: S-, X-, Ka-band, Infrared (lucas)

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