jeudi 4 décembre 2014

Flight Status of Micro Deep-Space Explorer "PROCYON"








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December 4, 2014

The University of Tokyo and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) received signals from the Micro deep-space explorer "PROCYON" at 8:51 p.m. on December 3, 2014 (Japan Standard Time), to confirm it had been inserted into the scheduled interplanetary orbit.

PROCYON spacecraft

The satellite is now in the initial operation phase. PROCYON was launched by the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 26 as a secondary payload of the Asteroid Explorer "Hayabusa2" at 1:22:04 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2014 (JST) from the Tanegashima Space Center.


Related link:

H-IIA Launch Vehicle: http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/rockets/h2a/

For more information about PROCYON, visit: http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2014/12/20141204_procyon_j.html

Images, Text, Credits: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)/The University of Tokyo.

Cheers, Orbiter.ch

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