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F-1 and other CubeSats at TKSC.jpg
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
Earth observation
COSPAR ID 2012-038F
SATCAT no. 38856
Start of mission
Launch date 21 July 2012, 02:06:18 UTC[1]
Rocket H-IIB
Launch site Tanegashima Yoshinobu 2
Contractor Mitsubishi
Deployed from ISS
(via Kounotori 3)
Deployment date 4 October 2012, 14:37 (2012-10-04UTC14:37Z)[2]
End of mission
Decay date 11 March 2013 (2013-03-12)
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 399 kilometres (248 mi)
Apogee 424 kilometres (263 mi)
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Period 92.79 minutes
Epoch 9 October 2012[3]

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.[4] It was built by the Japanese technology company Meisei Electric[5] and the Meisei Amateur Radio Club, and could transmit pictures taken by a small infrared camera via radio at 437.515 MHz.[6] 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.[5] It was deployed, along with the other HTV-3 CubeSats, from the ISS Kibo module's robotic arm.[6]


  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan (24 October 2012). "Issue 669". Jonathan's Space Report. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  3. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "WE-WISH". Aerospace.org. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  5. ^ a b "We-Wish". Space.skyrocket.de. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Tag Archives: We-Wish". Amsat-uk.org. Retrieved 25 August 2015.