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JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD)

This device meets CubeSat specifications (10 x 10 x 10 cm) for miniature satellites and is placed in orbit by being launched from the "Kibo" airlock. It was transported to the ISS in HTV-3 and deployed its first satellite in October 2012. A total of 12 devices were successfully deployed by September 2015. Compared to rockets that directly launch satellites into orbit, the conditions for the launch environment aren't as harsh, and on-orbit checkout is possible, and so these systems will be used more in the future.

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