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|Mission type||Amateur radio|
|Spacecraft type||1U CubeSat|
|Launch mass||1.3 kilograms (2.9 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||27 February 2014, 18:37UTC|
|Launch site||Tanegashima Yoshinobu 1|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||29 June 2014|
|Perigee altitude||382 kilometres (237 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||391 kilometres (243 mi)|
|Epoch||28 February 2014|
It had a size of 100x100x100mm (without antenna) and was built around a standard 1U cubesat bus. The satellite's primary purpose was the raising awareness of space by providing an easily decoded signal to amateur radio receivers. ITF-1's mission was unsuccessful; no signal from the spacecraft was ever received, and it reentered Earth's atmosphere on 29 June 2014.
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