Satellite DRTS (Data Relay Test Satellite, Kodama) of National Space Development Agency

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names DRTS (Data Relay Test Satellite, Kodama)
Country of Operator/Owner Japan
Operator/Owner National Space Development Agency
Users Government
Purpose Technology Development
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 90.77
Perigee (km) 35775
Apogee (km) 35799
Eccentricity 0.000284650236022487
Inclination (degrees) 0.02
Period (minutes) 1436.12
Launch Mass (kg.) 2650
Dry Mass (kg.) 1500
Power (watts) 2100
Date of Launch 10-09-2002
Expected Lifetime 7 yrs.
Contractor Mitsubishi Electric
Country of Contractor Japan
Launch Site Tanegashima Space Center
Launch Vehicle H2A
COSPAR Number 2002-042B
NORAD Number 27516
Comments Develop more advanced data relay by improving the technology for the Communications and Broadcasting Engineering Satellite (COMETS).


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