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Ldrex 2

Large Deployable Reflector Experiment


Designation 29496 / 06043C
Launch date 13 Oct 2006
Country of origin Japan
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 264/35648 km
Period 629 min
Launch vehicle Ariane V173

Developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), LDREX 2 will validate the deployment process for a large, lightweight antenna reflector that is to be used on Japan's ETS 8 engineering test satellite.

The deployment went well.

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Technical data


Prime contractor Nec Toshiba Space Systems, Ltd
Mass at launch 211 kg
Dry mass  
Dimension 0.7 x 0.6 x 1.9 m folded, 6.5 m span in orbit
Solar array n/a
DC power  
Design lifetime  

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