Full Name QSat-EOS (Kyushu Satellite for Earth Observation System Demonstration) Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies Kyushu University Launch Date 11 Jun 2014
Mission Links EOL Date Jun 2024
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Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:00-14:00 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications The primary mission goal of QSat is the observation of the polar plasma regions to study Earth's auroral zones for a better understanding of spacecraft charging with particular interest in polar and equatorial regions where FACs (Field-Aligned Currents) are always present. The goal is also to compare the field-aligned current observed in orbit with ground-based MAGDAS (MAGnetic Data Acquisition System) observations.
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