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Sohla 1

Space Oriented Higashiosaka Leading Association
Also called Maido 1


Designation 33496 / 09002E
Launch date 23 Jan 2009
Country of origin Japan
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 680 km
Inclination 98°
Launch vehicle H2A #22

Developed by a team of small and midsize companies in Higashi-Osaka. Students at Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka University and Ryukoku University provided technological support.

The satellite is designed to observe lightning (cloud cover imager). It has succeeded in observing electromagnetic waves emitted by thunder. The results are expected to pave the way for the forecasting of thunder using multiple satellites.

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