Purpose of the flight and payload description

The purpose of this experiment was to verify communication functions, such as telecommunication and command transmission, of a very small, handmade satellite developed primarily by engineering students of Tokyo Institute of Technology. The operations of onboard instruments and various communication functions were monitored in Sanriku, Tokyo and Sugadaira. From this experiment, students gained valuable experience relevant to the management of satellite mission.

Details of the balloon flight

Balloon launched on: 5/18/2001 at 7:37 local
Launch site: Sanriku Balloon Center, Iwate, Japan  
Balloon launched by: Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)
Balloon manufacturer/size/composition: Zero Pressure Balloon model BT1 1000 m3
Flight identification number: BT1-5
End of flight (L for landing time, W for last contact, otherwise termination time): 5/18/2001 at 11:43 hs
Balloon flight duration (F: time at float only, otherwise total flight time in d:days / h:hours or m:minutes - ): 4 h 5 m
Landing site: Pacific Ocean

External references

Images of the mission


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