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Laser Data Downlink System of Micro-satellite RISESAT

  title={Laser Data Downlink System of Micro-satellite RISESAT},
  author={Toshinori Kuwahara and Kazuya Yoshida and Yoshihiro Tomioka and Kazufumi Fukuda and Hiroo Kunimori and Morio Toyoshima and Tetsuharu Fuse and Toshihiro Kubooka and Junichi Kurihara and Yukihiro Takahashi},
Tohoku University is developing a 50kg-class international scientific microsatellite named RISESAT. In addition to various scientific instruments including a 5m GSD multi-spectral high-precision Cassegrain telescope (HPT), RISESAT is also equipped with a laser communication terminal VSOTA, developed by Japanese National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) as technology demonstration mission. VSOTA stands for Very Small Optical Transmitter for Component Validation… Expand
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