MABES

Summary

MABES
Mission typeTechnology development/test satellite
OperatorNASDA
COSPAR ID1986-061C
SATCAT no.16910
Start of mission
Launch date12 August 1986, 20:45 (1986-08-12UTC20:45Z) UTC
RocketH-I
Launch siteTanegashima Osaki
ContractorMitsubishi
End of mission
DisposalDecommissioned
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Regimelow Earth
Perigee altitude1,489.6 kilometres (925.6 mi) [1]
Apogee altitude1,061.8 kilometres (659.8 mi) [1]
Inclination50.0 degrees [1]
Period116.8 minutes [1]
 

Magnetic Bearing Flywheel Experimental System (MABES), also known as Jindai (じんだい) is a National Space Development Agency of Japan(NASDA) satellite mission. It conducted experiments on the levitation of the magnetic bearing flywheel in a zero-G environment, and tested the function of the launch lock mechanism.[2]

On 12 August 1986, Jindai was launched from Tanegashima Space Center aboard the maiden flight of H-I rocket, along with Ajisai and Fuji.

Jindai is attached to the second stage of the H-1 rocket,[3] and as of 2013, still remains in low Earth orbit.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "H-1 R/B(MABES)". REAL TIME SATELLITE TRACKING. Retrieved 2010-03-18.
  2. ^ "Past Projects - Satellites and Spacecraft". JAXA. Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  3. ^ "MABES (Jindai)". GUNTER'S SPACE PAGE. Retrieved 2013-08-13.