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ETS-7
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ETS-7
ETS-7
Credit: NASDA
Japanese rendezvous technology satellite. Hikoboshi. Technology satellite, to accomplish remote automatic rendezvous and docking. Technology satellite operated by NASDA, Japan. Launched 1997.

AKA: Hikoboshi. Status: Operational 1997. First Launch: 1997-11-27. Last Launch: 1997-11-27. Number: 1 .


More at: ETS-7.

Family: Medium earth orbit, Rendezvous technology satellite, Technology. Country: Japan. Launch Vehicles: H-II. Launch Sites: Tanegashima, Tanegashima Y. Agency: NASDA, Toshiba. Bibliography: 2, 4.
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  • Hikoboshi - . Payload: ETS-7. Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Manufacturer: Toshiba. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: ETS. Spacecraft: ETS-7. Decay Date: 2015-11-13 . USAF Sat Cat: 25064 . COSPAR: 1997-074B. Apogee: 548 km (340 mi). Perigee: 545 km (338 mi). Inclination: 35.0000 deg. Period: 95.50 min.

    The Orihime and Hikoboshi satellites undocked and redocked on July 7 1998 in the FP-1 test of automated docking systems. Despite claims of the NASDA space agency that this is a first, automated Russian craft have docked on many occasions since the Kosmos-186/188 docking in 1968.



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