Design

The GOSAT-2 spacecraft is a medium-size satellite with two solar paddles. Its design is based on JAXA's ALOS-2 satellite, which was launched in 2014. GOSAT-2 has a mass of about 1700 kg (dry mass), provides a power generation of 5 kW and has a design life of 5 years.

GOSAT-2 Design Parameters
Orbit type Sun synchronous
Local equator crossing time in a descending node 13:00 ± 0:15 hour
Altitude 613 km
Repeat cycle 6 days
Spacecraft size (main body) 5.3 x 2.0 x 2.8 m
Spacecraft mass < 2,000 kg
Spacecraft power 5.0 kW

GOSAT-2 resources

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