Unitec-1 Shin'en Cubesat

Shin’en, known before launch as UNITEC-1 or UNISEC Technology Experiment Carrier 1, is a Japanese student Cubesat satellite which was intended to make a flyby of Venus in order to study the effects of interplanetary spaceflight on spacecraft computers. In doing so, it was intended to become the first student-built spacecraft to operate beyond geocentric orbit. It was operated by UNISEC, a collaboration between several Japanese universities.

It was launched on 20 May 2010 and contact was lost shortly after.