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Re: JAXA Communication satellite projects need rethink
« Reply #1 on: 06/05/2007 01:13 am »
Kiku No. 8 is also known for having one of largest antennas of any satellite ever made. At the time of launch, its two huge antennas--one for sending and one for receiving--were folded up. In orbit, the antennas were unfurled to about the size of a tennis court.

Up to this point, the satellite was functioning normally.


Kind of a shame since Japan has been known for excellent electronic designs/enhancements, and their space/satellite electronics have let them down once again. :(

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