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Mission type Technology Development
Sensor experiments
Operator Nihon University
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type 1U CubeSat
Launch mass 1 kilogram (2.2 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 28 April 2008, 03:53:51 (2008-04-28UTC03:53:51Z) UTC
Rocket PSLV C9
Launch site Satish Dhawan SLP
Contractor ISRO
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth

The Space Engineering EDucation Satellite 2[1] (SEEDS-2) is a Japanese amateur CubeSat picosatellite, built and operated by Nihon University. It was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation, aboard a PSLV rocket, on 28 April 2008.[2] It was built to replace the SEEDS satellite, which was lost in a launch failure on a Dnepr rocket in July 2006.

It carries a number of sensors to investigate the environment of space, and its own status. It also contains a voice transmitter, intended to play back messages to amateur radio operators.[3]

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  1. ^ Kramer, Herbert J. "SEEDS-2". eoPortal Directory. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  2. ^ "Indian rocket blasts into space carrying 10 satellites". AFP. 2008-03-28. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  3. ^ "Report of the launch of SEEDS II" (PDF). Nihon University. 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 

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