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Ikaros
Ikaros
Ikaros
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Solar sail test vehicle. Released in solar orbit 0.72 AU x 1.07 AU x 2.0 deg. Deployed sail by 11 June, and acceleration due to the pressure of the light from the sun was as expected. Launched 2010.05.20, Technology satellite built by NEC for JAXA, Japan. Launched 2010.

Status: Operational 2010. First Launch: 2010-05-20. Last Launch: 2010-05-20. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 315 kg (694 lb).


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Family: Technology. Country: Japan. Launch Vehicles: H-IIA 202.

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