SFU (Space Flyer Unit)

The IRTS is onboard a multi-pupose space experment platform called SFU (Space Flyer Unit). Various kinds of experiments were done on SFU.

 IRTS on SFU	   	          Experiments on SFU

SFU was lauched by a Japanese HII rocket on March 18, 1995, and was retrieved by the US Space Shuttle on January 13, 1996.

   SFU on orbit	            SFU recovered by Space Shuttle

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