Design and development of Tokyo Tech pico-satellite Cute-1.7

Jun'ichi Kotoku, Jun Kataoka, Yusuke Kuramoto, Yoichi Yatsu, Tomoko Ikagawa, Takao Saito, Nobuyuki Kawai, Naoki Miyashita, Masafumi Iai, Kuniyuki Omagari, Ken Fujiwara, Yusuke Funaki, Hideyuki Yabe, Saburo Matunaga, Tatsushi Shima

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Abstract

Cute-1.7 is a pico-satellite mainly developed by students at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech). This will be the second satellite built at Tokyo Tech after the first one, CUTE-I, which was launched in June 2003. The configuration of Cute-1.7 is a 10 cm × 10 cm × 20 cm box with a mass of 2 kg. The engineering objective of Cute-1.7 is to validate commercially available products such as Personal Digital Assistances (PDAs) in the space environment, and to demonstrate a "satellite core concept" which is dividing a satellite into a bus component and a mission component to adopt various missions. The scientific objective is to demonstrate the performance of avalanche photo diodes (APDs) as future X-ray detectors used in the space environment. Results of this mission will provide the first feedback for a space application of APD such as Japan's future X-ray astronomy mission NeXT.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsO.H.W. Siegmund
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
Volume5898
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XIV - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2005 Aug 12005 Aug 3

Other

OtherUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XIV
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period05/8/105/8/3

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Keywords

  • APD
  • Cute-1.7
  • PDA
  • Pico-satellite
  • Satellite core

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Kotoku, J., Kataoka, J., Kuramoto, Y., Yatsu, Y., Ikagawa, T., Saito, T., Kawai, N., Miyashita, N., Iai, M., Omagari, K., Fujiwara, K., Funaki, Y., Yabe, H., Matunaga, S., & Shima, T. (2005). Design and development of Tokyo Tech pico-satellite Cute-1.7. In O. H. W. Siegmund (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 5898, pp. 1-10). [58980Z] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.614224