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JAS (Japanese Amateur Satellite)




Small (50-kg) satellites, launched by NASDA (National Space Development Agency) as co-passengers with larger payloads, for use in amateur radio communications.


spacecraft JAS-1B (Fuji-2) JAS-2 (Fuji-3)
launch date Feb. 17, 1970 Aug. 17, 1996
launch vehicle H-1 H-2
launch site Tanegashima Tanegashima
orbit polar LEO polar LEO


Related categories

   • JAPANESE SPACECRAFT
   • SATELLITES AND SPACE PROBES
   • JAPAN IN SPACE