Design, Implementation, and Operation of a Small Satellite Mission to Explore the Space Weather Effects in LEO

  title={Design, Implementation, and Operation of a Small Satellite Mission to Explore the Space Weather Effects in LEO},
  author={Isai Fajardo and Aleksander A. Lidtke and Sidi Ahmed Bendoukha and Jesus Gonzalez-Llorente Gonzalez-Llorente and Rafael Rodr{\'i}guez and Rigoberto E. M. Morales and Dmytro Faizullin and Misuzu Matsuoka and Naoya Urakami and Ryoko Kawauchi and Masayuki Miyazaki and Naofumi Yamagata and Ken'ichi Hatanaka and Farhan Abdullah and Juan J. Rojas and Mohamed Keshk and Kiruki Cosmas and Tuguldur Ulambayar and Premkumar B. Saganti and Doug Holland and Tsvetan Dachev and Sean Tuttle and Roger Dudziak and Kei-Ichi Okuyama},
Ten-Koh is a 23.5 kg, low-cost satellite developed to conduct space environment effects research in low-Earth orbit (LEO). Ten-Koh was developed primarily by students of the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) and launched on 29 October 2018 on-board HII-A rocket F40, as a piggyback payload of JAXA’s Greenhouse gas Observing Satellite (GOSAT-2). The satellite carries a double Langmuir probe, CMOS-based particle detectors and a Liulin spectrometer as main payloads. This paper reviews the… 
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