A collection of CubeSats at Tsukuba Space Center prior to their launch in 2012, with We-Wish visible on the far left
|Mission type||Amateur radio
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||21 July 2012, 02:06:18 UTC|
|Launch site||Tanegashima Yoshinobu 2|
(via Kounotori 3)
|Deployment date||4 October 2012, 14:37|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||11 March 2013|
|Perigee||399 kilometres (248 mi)|
|Apogee||424 kilometres (263 mi)|
|Epoch||9 October 2012|
We-Wish was a small commercial CubeSat which was deployed from the International Space Station (ISS) in October 2012 and which deorbited in March 2013. It was built by the Japanese technology company Meisei Electric and the Meisei Amateur Radio Club, and could transmit pictures taken by a small infrared camera via radio at 437.515 MHz. We-Wish travelled to orbit aboard HTV-3 (Kounotori 3) in July 2012, along with other CubeSats including Raiko, FITSat 1, F-1, and TechEdSat. It was deployed, along with the other HTV-3 CubeSats, from the ISS Kibo module's robotic arm.
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