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Also called Kukai (a famous priest and calligrapher)


Designation 33498 / 09002G
Launch date 23 Jan 2009
Country of origin Japan
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 680 km
Inclination 98°
Launch vehicle H2A #22

Is a pair of tethered satellites built by Kagawa University.
The two units (Ku and Kai) are tethered to each other with strands of synthetic fiber, and a camera built into the smaller unit is designed to photograph the other unit in space. The satellite will explore the possibility of using the technique to examine the outer walls of space stations.

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Downlink at 437.485 & 437.465 MHz
Beacon at 437.305 & 437.275 MHz
Weighs 7 kg

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