MABES (Magnetic Bearing Satellite)

MABES (Magnetic Bearing Satellite) was a 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°