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Ginrei or ShindaiSat was a 400x400x450mm cube-like microsatellite intended to text experimental visible light communication.[3] The satellite is made in Shinshu University (Japan). The ground station was completed by 18 March 2014 and attempts to communicate with satellite have started the same day. 2-way optical communication with ground station is planned. Also, advanced attitude control using visible light communication is planned as well.

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Mission typeTechnology
OperatorShinshu University
COSPAR ID2014-009A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.39572
WebsiteGinrei Mission Site
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerShinshu University
Launch mass35 kilograms (77 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date27 February 2014, 18:37 (2014-02-27UTC18:37Z) UTC[1]
RocketH-IIA 202
Launch siteTanegashima Yoshinobu 1
End of mission
Decay date24 November 2014 (2014-11-25)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude387 kilometres (240 mi)
Apogee altitude404 kilometres (251 mi)
Inclination65 degrees
Period92.47 minutes
Epoch28 February 2014[2]