• kaguya
    mission typelunar orbiter
    mission duration1 year and 9 months (launch date to decay date)
    spacecraft properties
    manufacturer nec toshiba space systems
    launch mass2,914 kilograms (6,424 lb)
    power3,486 watts
    start of mission
    launch date14 september 2007, 01:31:01 (2007-09-14utc01:31:01z) utc
    rocketh-iia 2022 f13
    launch sitetanegashima yoshinobu 1
    end of mission
    decay date10 june 2009, 18:25 (2009-06-10utc18:26z) utc
    orbital parameters
    reference systemselenocentric
    periselene altitude281 kilometres (175 mi)[1]
    aposelene altitude231,910 kilometres (144,100 mi)[1]
    inclination29.9 degrees[1]
    period7109.28 seconds[1]
    epoch29 september 2007[1]
    lunar orbiter
    orbital insertion3 october 2007
    • x-ray spectrometer (xrs)
    • gamma-ray spectrometer (grs)
    • multi-band imager (mi)
    • spectral profiler (sp)
    • terrain camera (tc)
    • lunar radar sounder (lrs)
    • laser altimeter (lalt)
    • lunar magnetometer (lmag)
    • charged particle spectrometer (cps)
    • plasma energy angle and composition experiment (pace)
    • radio science (rs)
    • upper-atmosphere and plasma imager (upi)
    • relay satellite aboard okina (rsat)
    • vlbi radio source aboard okina and ouna (vrad)
    • high definition television cameras (hdtv)
    kaguya mark.jpg  

    selene (/; selenological and engineering explorer), better known in japan by its nickname kaguya (かぐや), was the second japanese lunar orbiter spacecraft following the hiten probe.[2] produced by the institute of space and astronautical science (isas) and the national space development agency (nasda), the spacecraft was launched on september 14, 2007. after successfully orbiting the moon for a year and eight months, the main orbiter was instructed to impact on the lunar surface near the crater gill on june 10, 2009.[3]

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Mission typeLunar orbiter
Mission duration1 year and 9 months (launch date to decay date)
Spacecraft properties
Manufacturer NEC Toshiba Space Systems
Launch mass2,914 kilograms (6,424 lb)
Power3,486 watts
Start of mission
Launch date14 September 2007, 01:31:01 (2007-09-14UTC01:31:01Z) UTC
RocketH-IIA 2022 F13
Launch siteTanegashima Yoshinobu 1
End of mission
Decay date10 June 2009, 18:25 (2009-06-10UTC18:26Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemSelenocentric
Periselene altitude281 kilometres (175 mi)[1]
Aposelene altitude231,910 kilometres (144,100 mi)[1]
Inclination29.9 degrees[1]
Period7109.28 seconds[1]
Epoch29 September 2007[1]
Lunar orbiter
Orbital insertion3 October 2007
  • X-ray Spectrometer (XRS)
  • gamma-ray spectrometer (GRS)
  • Multi-band Imager (MI)
  • Spectral Profiler (SP)
  • Terrain Camera (TC)
  • Lunar Radar Sounder (LRS)
  • Laser Altimeter (LALT)
  • Lunar Magnetometer (LMAG)
  • Charged Particle Spectrometer (CPS)
  • Plasma energy Angle and Composition Experiment (PACE)
  • Radio Science (RS)
  • Upper-atmosphere and Plasma Imager (UPI)
  • Relay Satellite aboard Okina (RSAT)
  • VLBI Radio source aboard Okina and Ouna (VRAD)
  • High Definition Television cameras (HDTV)
Kaguya mark.jpg  

SELENE (/; Selenological and Engineering Explorer), better known in Japan by its nickname Kaguya (かぐや), was the second Japanese lunar orbiter spacecraft following the Hiten probe.[2] Produced by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) and the National Space Development Agency (NASDA), the spacecraft was launched on September 14, 2007. After successfully orbiting the Moon for a year and eight months, the main orbiter was instructed to impact on the lunar surface near the crater Gill on June 10, 2009.[3]