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Japanese materials science satellite. USERS (Unmanned Space Experiment Recovery System) was a Japanese microgravity experimental satellite. Micro gravity and return satellite built by Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO) for Institute for Unmanned Space Experiment Free Flyer (USEF), Japan. Launched 2002.

Status: Operational 2002. First Launch: 2002-09-10. Last Launch: 2002-09-10. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 1,500 kg (3,300 lb).

The 1.7-ton (with fuel), 700-W satellite consisted of a ReEntry Module (REM) and a Service Module (SEM) that was to provide power and a communications link to the REM. In turn, REM consisted of a ReEntry Vehicle (REV) and a Propulsion Module (PM). After 8.5 months in orbit, REM was to be separated to deorbit and the REV was to soft-land with its contents at 151E 22N in the Pacific near Japan's Ogasawara Islands. The SEM was to be elevated to a higher orbit.

The SEM had a mass of 800 kg; the REV/PM had a total mass of 926 kg


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Family: Materials, Materials science satellite. Country: Japan. Launch Vehicles: H-II, H-IIA, H-IIA 2024. Launch Sites: Tanegashima, Tanegashima Y. Bibliography: 2, 552, 554, 13320.

2002 September 10 - . 08:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima Y. LV Family: H-2. Launch Vehicle: H-IIA 2024.
  • USERS - . Mass: 1,726 kg (3,805 lb). Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Manufacturer: Mitsubishi. Class: Materials. Type: Materials science satellite. Spacecraft: USERS. Decay Date: 2007-06-15 . USAF Sat Cat: 27515 . COSPAR: 2002-042A. Apogee: 508 km (315 mi). Perigee: 497 km (308 mi). Inclination: 30.4000 deg. Period: 94.70 min.

    Launch delayed from August 2002. First operational flight of H-2A booster. USERS (Unmanned Space Experiment Recovery System) was a Japanese microgravity experimental satellite. After 8.5 months in orbit, a reentry vehicle was to be returned to earth with the materials manufacturered in space.



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