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PRISM (HITOMI)

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PRISM (HITOMI) is classified as:


NORAD ID: 33493
Int'l Code: 2009-002B
Perigee: 578.8 km
Apogee: 600.2 km
Inclination: 98.2 °
Period: 96.3 minutes
Semi major axis: 6960 km
RCS: 0.0968 m2 (small)
Launch date: January 23, 2009
Source: Japan (JPN)
Launch site: TANEGASHIMA SPACE CENTER (TNSTA)
Uplink (MHz):
Downlink (MHz): 437.425
Beacon (MHz): 437.250
Mode: 1k2AFSK 9k6GMSK CW
Call sign: JQ1YCX
Status: Active


The PRISM satellite is to serve as a first attempt at applying nano-satellites to practical missions. The mission of PRISMs is to conduct technical experiments on Ground Image Acquisition using a refracted optical system with an extensible boom (expected resolution of 10 m to 30 m), to conduct technical experiments and demonstrate a nano-satellite bus using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) parts, and to perform various services and experiments for the amateur radio community. The small satellite has a mass of 5 kg.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 33493U 09002B   16241.15433591  .00000320  00000-0  34995-4 0  9997
2 33493  98.2070 104.6071 0015391 334.6370  25.4124 14.95076921411989
Source of the keplerian elements: Caltech

N2YO: 509