The Space Engineering EDucation Satellite 2[1] (SEEDS-2) is a Japanese amateur CubeSat picosatellite, built and operated by Nihon University. It was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation, aboard a PSLV rocket, on 28 April 2008.[2] It was built to replace the SEEDS satellite, which was lost in a launch failure on a Dnepr rocket in July 2006.

Mission typeTechnology Development
Sensor experiments
OperatorNihon University
COSPAR ID2008-021J
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Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type1U CubeSat
Launch mass1 kilogram (2.2 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date28 April 2008, 03:53:51 (2008-04-28UTC03:53:51Z) UTC
RocketPSLV C9
Launch siteSatish Dhawan SLP
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth

It carries a number of sensors to investigate the environment of space, and its own status. It also contains a voice transmitter, intended to play back messages to amateur radio operators.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Kramer, Herbert J. "SEEDS-2". eoPortal Directory. Archived from the original on 7 August 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2008.
  2. ^ "Indian rocket blasts into space carrying 10 satellites". AFP. 28 March 2008. Archived from the original on 2 May 2008. Retrieved 19 October 2008.
  3. ^ "Report of the launch of SEEDS II" (PDF). Nihon University. 28 April 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 December 2008. Retrieved 19 October 2008.

External linksEdit

  • SEEDS II web page