Engineering Test Satellite VII (“Orihime” and “Hikoboshi”)

(Photos courtesy of JAXA)

Kawasaki was in charge of developing the docking mechanism, proximity sensor, and task board for the Engineering Test Satellite VII (ETS-VII), which successfully made the first remotely-controlled unmanned rendezvous docking between two spacecraft in history.

Launched in November 1997
Succeeded in the first unmanned rendezvous docking in July 1998

Docking mechanism
Proximity sensor