Operator Nihon University
Bus 1U CubeSat
Mission type Technology Development
Sensor experiments
Launch date 03:53:51 GMT, 28 April 2008
Carrier rocket PSLV-C9
Launch site LA-2, Satish Dhawan Space Centre
Mass 1 kilogram (2.2 lb)

The Space Engineering EDucation Satellite 2[1] (SEEDS-2) is a Japanese amateur CubeSat picosatellite, built and operated by Nihon University. It was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation, aboard a PSLV rocket, on 28 April 2008.[2] It was built to replace the SEEDS satellite, which was lost in a launch failure on a Dnepr rocket in July 2006.

It carries a number of sensors to investigate the environment of space, and its own status. It also contains a voice transmitter, intended to play back messages to amateur radio operators.[3]

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