Space Papercraft – SDS-4 Satellite Paper Model

Space Papercraft – SDS-4 Satellite Paper Model

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Space Papercraft – SDS-4 Satellite Paper Model

Space Papercraft – SDS-4 Satellite Paper Model

This space papercraft is a small satellite, created by jaxa.jp original site. SDS-4 (Small Demonstration Satellite 4) is a small satellite (50 cm cube with weight of 50 kg) developed by JAXA and to be launched as a secondary payload on the Shizuku mission in mid-2012. 

There are four rather specialised systems on the satellite:

  • SPAISE (SPace-based Automatic Identification SystEm) – test on-orbit a receiver for picking up signals from Automatic Identification System transmitters on ships well out to sea, and determine how space-based reception is affected by interference between nearby transmitters and by environmental conditions.
  • FOX (Flat heat-pipe on-orbit experiment) – to test whether flat heat pipes work in space in accordance with theoretical models and with tests on Earth
  • IST (In-flight experiment of Solar absorption rate with THERME) – to acquire information about the effect of sunlight in space on thermal coatings, re-flying the THERME instrument developed by CNES for testing different thermal coatings 
  • QCM (Quartz Crystal Microbalance) – to test whether a Japanese-manufactured quartz microbalance works well in monitoring contamination of the satellite from assembly to on-orbit operation.

You can download this spacecraft paper model from here: Space Papercraft – SDS-4 Satellite Free Paper Model Download

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Created: Jun 24 2012 at 11:57:48 PM
Updated: Jun 24 2012 at 11:57:48 PM
Category: Artists
Language: English

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