Missions of KSAT2


1. Study on Forcast of Localied Downpour and TornadoIn-orbit experiments of an original observation method of atmospheric water vapor.
2. Take Earth Live Images from Space
Ku-band high-speed data transmission, one shot / a few seconds.
3. Basic Experiments for LEO Positioning Satellites
Frequency and phase synchronization between a ground-base system and a satellite.
4. Orbit Determination Experiments with Radio Interferometer
Essential item for nano-satellite orbiting at very low earth orbit.
5. Satellite Tracking Experiment at Very Low Earth Orbi Evaluation of Earth’s atmosphere to the satellite.
6. Verification of Pantograph-type Extending Boom in Space
The boom was originally designed and is fit for compact satellites.
7. Messages of Encouragement from Space to Japan. Hand-lettered messages and heart warming pictures, especially from children responsible for the future.


Dual uplink, Dual downlink and a beacon signal.

– Frequency and Transmissio Rate –
Frequency Band Moduration Method Transmission Rate Purpose
Uplink UHF Band F2D 1 kbps  Commands
S Band G2D 1 kbps  Command (Backup)
Downlink S Band G1D 200 ksps  HK Data
Ku Band G1D 1 Mbps or Carrier  Image and Beacon

  # Coding by viterbi algorithm is applied to S-band downlink data. 

Main body of the satellite has a shape of 10 cm Cube, and its mass will be 1.5 kg. An expanding boom for attitude control and two solar paddles are attached to the main body.