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Class: Technology. Type: Communications. Nation: Japan. Agency: Japan(Ayame).

Experimental Communications Satellite (ECS). Communications and propagation experiments of satellite-communication systems. Operation and control experiment for geostationary satellites. Mass at launch 260 kg. Configuration - cylindrical. Height 1.9 m including antenna. Diameter 1.4 m. Spin stabilized.


Specification

Total Mass: 260 kg.


Ayame Chronology


06 February 1979 Ayame 1 Launch Site: Tanegashima . Launch Vehicle: N. FAILURE: Third stage collided with ECS a. Mass: 260 kg. Perigee: 29,260 km. Apogee: 37,425 km. Inclination: 4.9 deg.

Experimental Communications Satellite. Experimental Communications Satellite (ECS). Launch time 0846 GMT. ECS was injected into the planned transfer orbit. On 9 Feb, however, ECS ceased radio transmissions about 10 seconds after the apogee kick motor was fired. Communicat ions and propagation experiments of satellite-communication systems. Operation and control experiment for geostationary satellites. Mass at launch 260 kg. Configuration - cylindrical. Height 1.9m including antenna. Diameter 1.4m. Spin stabilized.


22 February 1980 Ayame 2 Launch Site: Tanegashima . Launch Vehicle: N. Mass: 260 kg. Perigee: 32,785 km. Apogee: 36,839 km. Inclination: 1.4 deg.

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