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Mission typeAmateur radio
COSPAR ID2014-009F
SATCAT no.39577
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type1U CubeSat
Launch mass1.5 kilograms (3.3 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 date2 September 2014 (2014-09-03)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude384 kilometres (239 mi)
Apogee altitude396 kilometres (246 mi)
Inclination65 degrees
Period92.35 minutes
Epoch28 February 2014[2]

The Interactive Satellite for Art and Design Experimental Research or INVADER, also known as Cubesat Oscar 77 (CO-77) and Artsat-1 is an artificial satellite for artistic experiments in space. The satellite was built by the University of Tokyo in collaboration with Tama Art University. It has a size of 100x100x100mm (without antennas) and built around a standard 1U cubesat bus. The primary satellite payload is an FM voice transmitter. Also, it includes low-resolution CMOS camera and thermochromic panels for artistic purposes.

It was launched into orbit by a H-IIA launch vehicle on 27 February 2014 as a sub-payload of GPM Core satellite. It reentered Earth's atmosphere on 2 September 2014.[3]

See also


  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  3. ^ "ARTSAT project". 2 September 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
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