[PCG24-P09] Microsatellite Development and Education of Space Science and Technology at Kanazawa University
Keywords:Microsatellite, Gravitational wave, Kanazawa SAT3
As an activity of ARC-SAT and Kanazawa-SAT3 project, a microsatellite is being developed by staff and students of Kanazawa University. It is a scientific satellite which will contribute to the elucidation of the mechanism of gravitational wave generation by identifying the source of gravitational wave by detecting the arrival direction of gamma rays and X rays radiated at the same time when a gravitational waves are generated by collision of astronomical objects. It is a microsatellite with a total weight of 50 kg or less, and its size is cubic with a side of 50 cm, and will be inserted into a solar synchronous orbit at about 660 km altitude. The satellite is on the stage of flight model assembly. And for the ground station, we have installed a paraboric antenna (2.4 m is diamiter) and a crossed Yagi antenna (14 elements) in Kanazawa university.
In the presentation, we will report the details of ARC-SAT and Kanazawa-SAT3 project, and the development status of our satellite.