The Japanese amateur radio satellite PROITERES was launched Sunday, September 9 at 0423 UT on PSLV-C21 from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Satish Dhawan space centre. The satellite SPOT6 was on the same launch into a 654 km × 643 km, 98.28º inclination orbit. The rocket was fitted with the mini Redundant Strapdown Inertial Navigation System (mRESINS).
PROITERES was built by a team of students and faculty members of Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT) and the spacecraft aims to demonstrate powered flight using a Pulsed Plasma Thruster (PPT) engine.
Mike Rupprecht DK3WN reported hearing PROITERES, callsign JL3YZK, on 437.485 MHz at 07:36 UT.
PROITERES stands for PRoject of OIT Electric-Rocket-Engine Onboard Small Space Ship and transmits on 437.485 MHz FM/AFSK. The spacecraft carries a high-resolution camera and the two CPU’s run the Linux operating system.
Watch Reception of the PROITERES satellite by Nick Pugh K5QXJ
Watch ISRO’s 100th mission to space – NewsX
Watch ISRO’s 100th Mission [PSLV-C21] being readied to launch PROITERES
ISRO’s 100th Mission http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Isros-100th-mission-PSLV-C21-puts-2-foreign-satellites-in-orbit/articleshow/16320086.cms
PROITERES paper presented at the 32nd International Electric Propulsion Conference http://erps.spacegrant.org/uploads/images/images/iepc_articledownload_1988-2007/2011index/IEPC-2011-035.pdf
The PROITERES Google English website contains the most up-to-date information see http://tinyurl.com/PROITERES-Satellite
There is also an English language website at http://www.oit.ac.jp/elc/~satellit/ImageProiteres.html
Twitter (Japanese) https://twitter.com/proiteres
Keplerian Two Line Elements (KEPS / TLEs):
1 00000U 12000000 12253.19548611 .00000000 00000-0 00000-0 0 00000
2 00000 098.2866 318.6661 0007529 339.8320 229.4493 14.73777833 00000
Keplerian Two Line Elements (TLEs / KEPS) for new satellites launched in past 30 days
SimpleSat Look Down satellite tracking software http://www.uk.amsat.org/?p=8217
Gpredict real-time satellite tracking and orbit prediction software http://gpredict.oz9aec.net/
Orbitron satellite tracking http://www.uk.amsat.org/?p=9051
N2YO Online Real Time Satellite Tracking http://www.n2yo.com/
Getting started on amateur radio satellites http://www.uk.amsat.org/beginners/radcom-getting-started-on-satellites
Thanks to Mineo Wakita JE9PEL for posting information on this satellite.
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