Author Topic: RAPIS 1 and other satellites - Epsilon(F4) - January 18, 2019 (00:50 UTC)  (Read 5605 times)

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Many thanks for the coverage Steven and Rui.

Still the cubesats to be confirmed.

Article updated - by William Graham
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/01/japans-epsilon-rapis-1-launch/

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T+1:10:00 The last satellite, ALE 1, should be deploying now. Will have to wait for an official announcement before declaring success.
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Post launch press conference at 04:00 UTC.

twitter.com/nvslive/status/1086093964472549376

The launch result of the Epsilon Rocket No. 4 press conference is scheduled to be broadcast from 13:00 http://blog.nvs-live.com/?eid=560
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Mission success! Congratulations to JAXA for the successful launch!

twitter.com/JAXA_jp/status/1086116652373106688

The launch of the Epsilon Rocket No. 4 was successfully launched from the Uchinoura Space Observatory on Friday, January 18, with the first innovative satellite technology demonstration unit! Following the first compact demonstration satellite, we confirmed that all seven of Microdragon, Risesat, ALE-1, OrigamiSat-1, Aoba Velox-iv and Nexus were successfully separated.
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Post launch press conference.

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http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2019/01/20190118_epsilon4.html

Launch Success, The Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstoration-1 aboard Epsilon-4
January 18, 2019 (JST)

National Research and Development Agency Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

National Research and Development Agency Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstration-1* aboard the fourth Epsilon Launch Vehicle (Epsilon-4) from the JAXA Uchinoura Space Center. The launch proceeded on time at 9:50:20 a.m., (Japan Standard Time, JST) January 18, 2019.
 The launch and flight of Epsilon-4 occurred nominally. All seven satellites separated from the launch vehicle successfully; the Rapid Innovative Payload Demonstration Satellite 1 (RAPIS-1) was jettisoned from the launch vehicle approximately 51 minutes 55 seconds into launch. Thereafter, other onboard satellites - MicroDragon, RISESAT, ALE-1, OrigamiSat-1, Aoba VELOX-IV and NEXUS - were respectively separated from Epsilon-4.

 JAXA appreciates all for the support shown in behalf of the Epsilon-4 launch.

*Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstoration-1 is a suit of seven small satellite missions to demonstrate innovative new technological approaches;
 - Rapid Innovative payload demonstration Satellite 1 (RAPIS-1), which JAXA developed with the assistance of startups
 - Small satellites: MicroDragon, RISESAT and ALE-1
 - CubeSats: OrigamiSat-1, Aoba VELOX-IV, NEXUS

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At this time 7 objects (A to G) have been cataloged

Object A 's orbit:
2019-003A/43932 in 455 x526 km x 97.29

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January 19, 2019 (JST)

JAXA received telemetry data from the Rapid Innovative Payload Demonstration Satellite 1 (RAPIS-1), launched aboard the fourth Epsilon Launch Vehicle (Epilon-4) earlier at 9:50 a.m. (Japan Standard Time, JST), January 18, 2019 from the JAXA Uchinoura
Space Center. The RAPIS-1 telemetry confirmed that the satellite's solar panels started generating electricity, which is essential for the RAPIS-1 operation. The telemetry also shows communication with the satellite via ground stations proceeded well.
This concludes the critical operations phase. *1

RAPIS-1 transitions to the in-orbit checkout phase. *2 During this phase of approximately 30 days, the functions of the satellite's onboard instruments will be evaluated.

JAXA conveys deep appreciation for the support by all for the satellite's launch and tracking.

*1: The critical operations phase: during this phase that follows the satellite's separation from the launch vehicle, the activities of the satellite's power and communication systems are verified. 

*2: In-orbit checkout phase: the status of the satellite's entire systems is examined throughout this phase.

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http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2019/01/20190118_rapis-1.html


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