Special Session & Events

Technical visit to Kyushu Institute of Technology 

Date: December 13, 2011 (Tuesday)

Time: 16h00 18h30

Fee: free

Closing Date: November 28, 2011

Note: Transportation will be provided.


- Center For Nanosatellite Testing

HP: http://laseine.ele.kyutech.ac.jp/english/index.html

Kyushu Institute of Technology established Center for Nanosatellite Testing (CeNT) in the Tobata campus on July 7, 2010.
CeNT is made of facilities specialized in the space environmental testing for nanosatellite up to 50cm and 50kg.
To verify operation in the extreme environment quite different from those on the ground, various environmental tests are required.

There has been no test institution capable of providing all the environmental tests to nanosatellite developers,
making the new entry to the space development through nanosatellite development difficult. The center has test apparatus
such as thermal shock, out-gas measurement, thermo-optical measurement, vibration, antenna pattern, thermal vacuum, and the thermal cycle, etc.

To conduct the above environment test at one place will not only save the precious time of the satellite development
and maintain the traceability and consistency of the test data.




Thermal vacuum Chamber





KIT “Horyu-2″ in vibration test








EMC test


- Hypervelocity Impact Test Facility

HP: http://laseine.ele.kyutech.ac.jp/english/research/research03.html

Total amount of mass that the human race has launched on the orbits of the earth has been increasing for more than 50 years since the launch of “Sputnik1”, and the number of launched objects in the particular area like Low Earth Orbit (LEO) has been already larger than that of naturally existing micro-meteors. Micro-meteors and artificial shells from unused rockets and satellites, so-called space debris, fly at a speed so high that the kinetic energies become very large when they have collisions. It is said that the French satellite “Celine” came to an end for the impact of space debris in 1996. Considering the increasing number of space debris recently, the possibility is more considerable that a satellite of tens of billions yen comes to an end because of the sudden impact of space debris. The closer the relationship between satellites and social life such as communication, broadcasting and weather forecast is, the more important to prevent a sudden loss of social infrastructure is.

Kyushu Institute of Technology has the experimental facility of two two-stage light gas guns, which is one of the few facilities in Japan, and they can produce about 10 km/s flight velocity.

Hypervelocity Impact Test Facility