Summary of development and testing of UNIFORM-1 microsatellite

Shusaku Yamaura, Takashi Hiramatsu, Kikuko Miyata, Yoshihiro Tsuruda, Tetsuya Fukuhara, Hiroaki Akiyama, Seiko Shirasaka, Shinichi Nakasuka

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Abstract

UNIFORM project had started in November 2010 to lead realization of sustainable space industry in Japan, where miniaturized satellites have been popular and its technology is relatively well developed while most had been focusing only on R&D purpose. UNIFORM project has been aiming to make community to share value among countries interested in space technology by cooperating to construct microsatellites, ground station and its constellation system for practical utilization. UNIFORM-1 is the first microsatellite of this project and forest fire monitoring was selected as the mission. Although obvious purpose of this satellite is to monitor forest fire, it is developed for some other unique purposes in unique context. There are another microsatellite development project in parallel with partially sharing common human resource so the system is designed to share common bus system to minimize effort while the mission is different each other. Also in order to make this activity sustainable, it is important to develop supply chain without relying too much on existing component venders, which are normally for existing big companies. Therefore, whole system is modularly designed with physically and functionally independent components developed by some new manufacturers. Development members closely cooperated to build BBM and EM for both project and shared test result, and software for on-board computer is mostly in common. UNIFORM-1 was successfully passed acceptance test and launched on May 24th, 2014. It will need a lot more work to make it useful by involving more countries and increasing the number of satellite for constellation, but it has been acquiring some forest fire data from orbit.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
PublisherInternational Astronautical Federation, IAF
Pages6956-6960
Number of pages5
Volume10
ISBN (Print)9781634399869
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event65th International Astronautical Congress 2014: Our World Needs Space, IAC 2014 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 2014 Sep 292014 Oct 3

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Other65th International Astronautical Congress 2014: Our World Needs Space, IAC 2014
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period14/9/2914/10/3

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microsatellites
Fires
forest fires
forest fire
Satellites
Testing
constellations
Acceptance tests
Printed circuit boards
Supply chains
space technology
human resources
airborne/spaceborne computers
Industry
Orbits
human resource
development project
ground stations
Personnel
Monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Yamaura, S., Hiramatsu, T., Miyata, K., Tsuruda, Y., Fukuhara, T., Akiyama, H., ... Nakasuka, S. (2014). Summary of development and testing of UNIFORM-1 microsatellite. In Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC (Vol. 10, pp. 6956-6960). International Astronautical Federation, IAF.

Summary of development and testing of UNIFORM-1 microsatellite. / Yamaura, Shusaku; Hiramatsu, Takashi; Miyata, Kikuko; Tsuruda, Yoshihiro; Fukuhara, Tetsuya; Akiyama, Hiroaki; Shirasaka, Seiko; Nakasuka, Shinichi.

Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC. Vol. 10 International Astronautical Federation, IAF, 2014. p. 6956-6960.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Yamaura, S, Hiramatsu, T, Miyata, K, Tsuruda, Y, Fukuhara, T, Akiyama, H, Shirasaka, S & Nakasuka, S 2014, Summary of development and testing of UNIFORM-1 microsatellite. in Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC. vol. 10, International Astronautical Federation, IAF, pp. 6956-6960, 65th International Astronautical Congress 2014: Our World Needs Space, IAC 2014, Toronto, Canada, 14/9/29.
Yamaura S, Hiramatsu T, Miyata K, Tsuruda Y, Fukuhara T, Akiyama H et al. Summary of development and testing of UNIFORM-1 microsatellite. In Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC. Vol. 10. International Astronautical Federation, IAF. 2014. p. 6956-6960
Yamaura, Shusaku ; Hiramatsu, Takashi ; Miyata, Kikuko ; Tsuruda, Yoshihiro ; Fukuhara, Tetsuya ; Akiyama, Hiroaki ; Shirasaka, Seiko ; Nakasuka, Shinichi. / Summary of development and testing of UNIFORM-1 microsatellite. Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC. Vol. 10 International Astronautical Federation, IAF, 2014. pp. 6956-6960
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