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Also called Raijin, Rising


Designation 33497 / 09002F
Launch date 23 Jan 2009
Country of origin Japan
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 680 km
Inclination 98°
Launch vehicle H2A #22

Sprite-Sat, developed by Tohoku University, is a cube of approximately 50 cm and 50 kg mass and will observe sprites and gamma-rays generated during Earth thunderstorms. Has a gravity gradient boom.

Downlink: in S-band, 0.1W, 1200bps or 9600bps, at 2284.8 MHz & 2285.000 MHz & 2285.200 MHz

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