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MABES (Magnetic Bearing Satellite)




Japanese satellite, launched by NASDA (National Space Development Agency), that carried an experiment on the levitation of a magnetic bearing flywheel under zero-g. It was also known by its national name of Jindai ("cherry tree").


launch date Aug. 12, 1986
launch vehicle H-1
launch site Tanegashima
orbit 1,483 × 1,604 km × 50.0°


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