Mission typeAtmospheric research
OperatorKagoshima University
COSPAR ID2014-009G
SATCAT no.39578
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerKagoshima University
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 date18 May 2014 (2014-05-19)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude382 kilometres (237 mi)
Apogee altitude389 kilometres (242 mi)
Inclination65 degrees
Period92.26 minutes
Epoch28 February 2014[2]

KSAT-2, also known as Hayato-2 was a Japanese satellite constructed by Kagoshima University as a reflight of its KSAT mission. It has a size of 100x100x100mm (without extendible antenna boom) and is built around a standard 1U cubesat bus. The primary satellite payload is a radio-frequency water vapor detector for climatology research.

See also

  • List of CubeSats
  • KSAT page (KSAT launched May 20, 2010, contact lost 11 days after launch)


  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.

External links

  • Gunters space KSAT-2 page
  • KSAT-2 tracking page