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Operator  JAXA
Orbits  630 km
Dimensions  72 cm × 62 cm × 62 cm
Orbital insertion date  24 August 2005
Mass  72kg
Launch date  24 August 2005
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Main instruments  25 µm-thick polyimide mirrors

Reimei ('Dawn') is the in-flight name for a small Japanese satellite known during development as INDEX (INnovative-technology Demonstration Experiment), developed in-house at JAXA both to serve as a demonstration of small-satellite technologies (particularly high-performance and high-accuracy attitude control) and to perform simultaneous optical and charged-particle observation of the aurora. A notable feature is the 25 µm-thick polyimide mirrors used for concentrating sunlight onto the solar arrays.

It is 72 cm × 62 cm × 62 cm and weighs 72 kilograms. The construction budget was $4 million. The satellite was launched into a near-sun-synchronous 630 km orbit on 24 August 2005 as a piggyback on the OICETS launch.

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Reimei Wikipedia


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