Full Name Swift (in Japanese, referring to the fast spacecraft attitude changes for event monitoring; it also connotes a certain relationship to NASA's gamma-ray mission, Swift.) Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies LSS TITech Launch Date 06 Nov 2014
Mission Links EOL Date 01 Apr 2015
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Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination 97.4 deg
Orbit Altitude 506 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 11:00 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications A goal is to demonstrate the satellite bus technology for the 50 kg microsatellite class and to verify COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) components such as microprocessors, memory, and Li-ion batteries in the space. The second mission goal is the high-speed attitude maneuver experiment using newly developed CMGs (Control Moment Gyros) to demonstrate spacecraft agility. Demonstration of a high-resolution (14 m) optical camera as part of the payload. Science and engineering mission - involving the observation of polarized X-ray and gamma-ray radiation sources.
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