ETS (Engineering Test Satellite)
ETS-7 consisted of two spacecraft – a chase satellite (Hikoboshi) and a target satellite (Orihime) – which carried out experiments in remote-controlled rendezvous-docking and space robotics. ETS-8, scheduled for launch in 2006, will be the world's largest satellite in geostationary orbit. Among other things, it will test multimedia broadcast systems and carry a high-accuracy atomic clock to test its positioning systems using GPS (Global Positioning System) data.
Related categories JAPANESE SPACECRAFT
SATELLITES AND SPACE PROBES
JAPAN IN SPACE
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