The primary short-range objective for AJISAI (EGS) was testing of NASDA's H-I'(2-stage) launch vehicle. Long-range applications included a survery aimed at rectifying Japan's demestic geodetic triangular net - determining the exact position of many isolated Japanese islands and establishing Japan's geodetic point of origin.
The survey was conducted by the Geographical Survey Institute of the Ministry of Construction and the Hydrography Department of the Maritime Safety Agency, Ministry of Transport.
|International Designation Code||1986-061A|
|Launch Date||05:45, August 13, 1986 (JST)|
|Launch Vehicle||H-I Launch Vehicle No.1(H15F)|
|Location||Tanegashima Space Center|
|Shape||215cm(D) sphere with solar ray and laser beam reflectors.|
|Inclination||Approx. 50 deg|
|Period||Approx. 116 minutes|