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About Unitec-1

Unitec-1(UNIsec Technological Experiment Carrier-1)

UNITEC-1 is the world first type of deep space satellite of the university development. It rides together the satellite of JAXA, named Planet-C. And it flying toward Venus.

Outline of Satellite

  • Size: 30x35cm. 15kg or less in weight
  • Communication apparatus: 5.8GHz amateur bands. The transmission output about 15W
  • The generation electric power: About 25W. There is no posture control. Omni antenna equipment
  • Mission equipment: One science sensor in deep space(Schedule).about 5 or 6 computers of university.
UNITEC-1 image movie
(Thanks: Aichi University of Technology / Kawaju Gifu Engineering Co.,Ltd.)
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Unitec-1 Outline of Mission And Design(As of July, 2009)

Please see the following file about the outline as of July, 2009.
PPT file typeAbout the outline of mission and design


Please see the following operating an official site about detailed operation of UNITEC-1. (in English)
UNITEC-1 Operation Center


About 20 university has already been hoping for participation to this student satellite project, and chiefly three mission hangs.


  • Competition that competes for the performance of whether the normal performance is continued under the environment of deep space until two or more computers for the space that each university developed are installed, and it reaches the Venus that becomes a goal at last is executed.
  • Various semiconductor parts and characteristics under the space environment of the equipment are widely understood, and it ties to the space development in the future. It launches, it sifts for one year by the vibration test, the vacuum test, and the test on heat, and the computer of the university by which going remains is launched.

The OBCs for UNITEC-1 satellite were selected on Aug 13 at Kyushuu Institute of Technology.


  • Technological development and the experiment that receives and deciphers the extremely slight electric wave that UNITEC-1 sends from deep space are conducted.
  • It has aimed to execute, to study hard competing in an amateur radio community all over the world, and to attempt the improvement of the telecommunication technology.


  • The activity that the researcher and research laboratories widely tell the people own study results is promoted through two the above-mentioned competitions.


Small satellite Unitec-1 development schedule

  • 2010: The launch schedule.
  • 2009/April-July: The computer ground selection association equipped with.
  • 2008/July-2009/March: Each university Computer Development.
  • Development period: 2008/July-2010/March

Unitec-1 Participation university and Technical College list

Aichi University of Technology Akita University Osaka Prefectural College of Technology Osaka Prefecture University
Kagawa University Kagoshima University Kyushu University Kyushu Institute of Technology
Keio University Kochi University of Technology Soka University University of Electro-Communications
Tokai University University of Tokyo Tokyo Institute of Technology Tokyo University of Science
Tohoku University Tokyo Metropolitan College of Industrial Technology Hokkaido University Hokkaido Institute of Technology
Wakayama University      

Support group

  • JARL
  • Misato observatory