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Socrates 1

University International Formation Mission


Designation 39768 / 14029C
Launch date 24 May 2014
Country of origin Japan
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 625/635 km
Inclination 97.9°
Period 97.2 min
Launch vehicle H2A #35

48 kg, to test a laser communication payload.
The quantum-communication payload (6 kg) succeeded transmittion 10 million bits per second with a 1m ground telescope.

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