|Operator||Osaka Institute of Technology|
|Mission type||Technology demonstrator|
|Launch date||9 September 2012|
|Orbital period||97 min|
PROITERES (Project of OIT Electric-Rocket-Engine Onboard Small Space Ship) or 大阪工業大学 電気推進ロケットエンジン搭載小型スペースシッププロジェクト in Japanese is a satellite launched by ISRO in 2012 for Osaka Institute of Technology(OIT). This small (15 kg) boxlike system, with solar panel on hull, is the testbench for the 4.4 W Pulsed Plasma Thruster operating on the microsatellite platform. Total power budget of satellite is 15 watt. Also, secondary goals were stated by manufacturer:
- Experiments of two-way radio signal propagation characteristics using amateur radio (430 MHz) band.
- Communication tests of satellite communication technology using off-the-shelf consumer-grade components.
- Tracking and communicating by radio amateur around the world.
- Monitoring with a high-resolution camera the Yodogawa basin near Osaka and other parts of Kansai District
It is equipped with 3-axis magnetic torquers and gyro-sensors for attitude control, magnetic sensor on boom, solar sensor and CMOS camera.
As in 2013, PROITERES does not respond to any ground commands, although still broadcasting telemetry data.
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