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SPROUT is classified as:


NORAD ID: 39770
Int'l Code: 2014-029E
Perigee: 607.0 km
Apogee: 618.8 km
Inclination: 97.9 °
Period: 96.8 minutes
Semi major axis: 6983 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: May 24, 2014
Source: Japan (JPN)
Launch site: TANEGASHIMA SPACE CENTER (TNSTA)

Uplink (MHz):
Downlink (MHz): 437.525
Beacon (MHz): 437.525
Mode: 1k2AFSK 9k6GMSK CW
Call sign: JQ1ZJQ
Status: Active


Uplink (MHz): 437.600
Downlink (MHz): 437.600
Beacon (MHz):
Mode: Digipeater Digitalker SSTV
Call sign:
Status: Active


SPROUT is a nanosatellite demonstration mission of Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan. The prime objective is to test the deployment of a combined membrane structure (1.5m-sided triangular membrane supported with two space-inflatable tubes) and 3-axes attitude control technology. A further goal of the mission is to perform the demonstration experiment of the ADCS (Attitude Determination and Control Subsystem) of a nanosatellite with a large membrane structure by using in-house manufactured magnetic torquers and COTS sensors.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 39770U 14029E   19317.36146070  .00000566  00000-0  68495-4 0  9993
2 39770  97.8914  59.7584 0008432 328.9594  31.1110 14.87498455296785
Source of the keplerian elements: Caltech