Missions to demonstrate small satellite deployment technologies were carried out on October 4 and 5, 2012.
This mission used the functions of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM), known as Kibo, which is the only module with an air lock and robotic arm on the International Space Station (ISS). The goal is to establish operational procedures for deploying a small satellite into space from Kibo.
RAIKO and WE WISH were deployed on October 4 at 11:37 pm, and FITSAT-1 was deployed on October 5 at 0:44 am.

RAIKO/Wakayama University

RAIKO, a satellite deployed from the International Space Station (ISS)

1. Photographs of Earth using a fisheye camera
2. Relative motion measurement when deploying from ISS using camera imaging
3. Star sensor space demonstration experiment
4. Orbital descent experiment using membranes
5. Develop a small portable ground station and international joint reception
6. Experiment to determine orbit by measuring Doppler frequency of Ku band beacon radio wave
7. High-speed data communication experiment using a Ku band communication device
RAIKO, a satellite deployed from the International Space Station

FITSAT-1/Fukuoka Institute of Technology


1. Demonstration and experiment of a high-speed transmission module for small satellites
2. Visible light communication experiment with high-power LEDs

WE WISH/Meisei Electric Co., Ltd.

1. Contribute to regional technological education and promote the use of data acquired by small satellites
2. Technological demonstration of ultra-compact thermal infrared cameras