iQPS small SAR satellite “IZANAGI” has successfully bloomed its deployable antenna.

Launched on December 11th 2019 at 6:55pm (JST) from Satish Dawn Space Centre at Sriharikota, India, iQPS X-band small SAR satellite “IZANAGI” has made a successful communication at the first pass of the ground station, which was held in the early morning on the following day. Followed by the confirmation of its good condition, IZANAGI has executed the deployment of its parabolic antenna on December 16th, 2019.

“We are pleased to announce the successful launch and good contacts with IZANAGI thus far,” says Shunsuke Onishi, CEO, iQPS. “We are on a good track and planning to obtain the first earth observation data soon after completing the calibration of the satellite. We look forward to release our high-resolution SAR imagery, which would be next month, and the first place to observe would be northern Kyushu Island of Japan. IZANAGI is the first step of our project to establish real-time earth observation by 36-satellite constellation and we are launching our second satellite IZANAMI next year.”

(Photo: IZANAGI before shipping out)