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PRoject of OIT Electric-Rocket-Engine onboard small Spaceship


Designation 38756 / 12047B
Launch date 9 Sep 2012
Country of origin Japan
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 646/665 km
Inclination 98.3°
Period 97.7 min
Launch vehicle PSLV #22

Aims to demonstrate powered-flight technology for an ultra-small satellite and to monitor the Kansai District with a high-resolution camera.
It also aims to reduce development costs and shorten the development period drastically by miniaturizing the satellite and its component parts.

External resources


sat-index articles

n2yo.com tracking

Technical data


Prime contractor Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT)
Mass at launch 15 kg
Dry mass  
Dimension cube shapped
Solar array  
Stabilization gravity-gradient
DC power  
Design lifetime  

Downlink in amateur bands

Carries an electrothermal pulsed plasma thruster.

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