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David

Darling

JAS (Japanese Amateur Satellite)

JAS (Japanese Amateur Satellite) 1 and 2 were 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