Operation Finished

Overview


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KIKU-2(ETS-II) is NASDA's first geostationary satellite launched to acquire data on geostationary satellite launch, tracking and control, orbit maintenance and attitude control and to carry out experiments on communication equipment performance in outer space.
Kiku-2 finished its operation on December 10,1990, and left the geostationary orbit.



Main Characteristics

Launch Date 2/23/1977
Launch Vehicle N-I Launch Vehicle (N3F)
Launch Site Tanegashima Space Center
Weight 130kg
Orbit Geostationary 130deg. E. longitude
Dimensions Cylindrical D:140cm