> Kagawa satellite development project STARS-II
■Kagawa satellite development project STARS-II
“STARS” consists of Mother Satellite and Daughter Satellite connected by tether. Mother Satellite deploys tether having Daughter Satellite at its end. Daughter Satellite has one arm, and tether is attached at its end. Then attitude control by arm motion using tether tension is possible.
Main mission is to take pictures of a satellite during tether deployment. For the purpose of the mission:
1. Mother Satellite deploys tether having Daughter Satellite at its end;
2. Daughter Satellite controls attitude of CCD camera by robot motion;
3. Mother Satellite and Daughter Satellite communicate through Bluetooth.
Daughter Satellite takes a picture of Mother Satellite, and it is transmitted to ground stations through amateur radio frequency. It will be much interested to take a picture of satellite in space.
□Image of the STARS-II