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Mission type Technology
Operator USEF
Website USEF - Project SERVIS
Mission duration 2 years
Spacecraft properties
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Electric
Launch mass 840 kilograms (1,850 lb)
Dimensions 2.5 by 10.2 metres (8.2 by 33.5 ft)
Power 1,300 watts
Start of mission
Launch date 30 October 2003, 13:43:42 (2003-10-30UTC13:43:42Z) UTC[1]
Rocket Rokot/Briz-KM
Launch site Plesetsk 133/3
Contractor Eurockot
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Sun-synchronous
Perigee 984 kilometres (611 mi)[2]
Apogee 1,015 kilometres (631 mi)[2]
Inclination 99.5 degrees[2]

SERVIS-1, or Space Environment Reliability Verification Integrated System 1, is a Japanese satellite designed for testing the performance of commercial off-the-shelf products in the space environment. It has a mass of about 840 kg, and was launched on 30 October 2003 from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome by Eurockot, who used a Rokot rocket with a Briz-KM upper stage. The satellite was active for two years.[3] A second satellite, SERVIS-2, was launched in 2010.


Nine experiments were being conducted by SERVIS-1.[3]

Name Full name Description Remarks
VTS Vane-type Propellant Tank System
INU Integrated Navigation Unit
PCDS Power Control and Distribution Unit
APDM Advanced Paddle Drive Mechanism
ATTC Advanced Tracking Telemetry and Command Transponder
OBC On Board Computer
SIS Integrated Satellite Controller with Star Sensor
LIB Lithium Ion Battery System
FOIRU Fibre Optic Gyro Inertial Reference Unit

Results from the mission[edit]

All the modules on the satellite worked as planned.[4] The mission tested a number of electronic components, and determined that the rate of single-event upsets at its 1000 km orbit was substantially less than had been expected from tests using heavy ion bombardment on the ground.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "PROJECT_SERVIS". 
  4. ^ "On-orbit Operation of SERVIS-1".