JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

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P (Space and Planetary Sciences ) » P-CG Complex & General

[P-CG24] Future missions and instrumentation for space and planetary science

convener:Kazuo Yoshioka(Graduate School of frontier Science, The University of Tokyo), Satoshi Kasahara(The university of Tokyo), Kazunori Ogawa(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Mitsunori Ozaki(Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute of Science and Engineering, Kanazawa University)

[PCG24-P09] Microsatellite Development and Education of Space Science and Technology at Kanazawa University

*Tomohiko Imachi1, Satoshi Yagitani1, Daisuke Yonetoku1, Yoshiya Kasahara1, Tatsuya Sawano1, Makoto Arimoto1, Kei Sano1, Yoshitaka Goto1, Mitsunori Ozaki1, Ryuichi Fujimoto1 (1.Kanazawa University)

Keywords:Microsatellite, Gravitational wave, Kanazawa SAT3

At Kanazawa University, Advanced Research Center for Space Science and Technology (ARC-SAT) has been established on July 1, 2019. ARC-SAT has 3 research divisions: Satellite Development Division, Astronomy & Astrophysics Division and Solar-Terrestrial Science Division. ARC-SAT is concluding “Kanazawa University Satellite Project (Kanazawa-SAT3: Study and Training in Space Science and Technology for Kanazawa Cube-Satellites)”. In this project, a space science and engineering course has been established in the Graduate School of Natural Sciences in April 2018. This course is based on the 'satellite development by students', and students are actually involved in the design, fabrication, ground tests, and operation of scientific satellites, aiming to train personnel who are familiar with space science and space engineering, with satellite-development skills.
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.