Akari (satellite)

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Artist's view of the Akari satellite

Akari (あかり?, meaning "light") is the name of the a Japanese artificial satellite which was put into orbit in 2006.

The launch was a project of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

The satellite was launched on February 22, 2006.[1]

The primary mission of Akari was to survey the entire sky in near-, mid- and far-infrared.[2]

References[change | edit source]

  1. JAXA, "Catalogue of ISAS Missions"; retrieved 2012-8-13.
  2. "JAXA Hopes To Keep Akari Going Despite Power Failure," Space News International. 27 May 2011; retrieved 2012-8-13.

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