Pre-launch operations begin for deploying four CubeSats from ISS
March 4, 2019
Three 1U-size CubeSats (10cm×10cm×10cm) developed by Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) for the third round of the BIRDS Project (“BIRDS-3”)(*1) were delivered to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) at the Tsukuba Space Center (TKSC) on February 18, 2019 and a 3U-size CubeSat (10cm×10cm×30cm) developed by the National University of Singapore (NUS) under an agreement with the Singapore Space Technology Association (SSTA)(*2) was delivered to JAXA at the same facility on February 19, 2019. Pre-launch operations for these satellites have been started for deployment from the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) “Kibo” on the International Space Station (ISS) planned for May or June this year.
These satellites will be delivered by the Cygnus spacecraft (NG-11) to the ISS in April.
- BIRDS-3 Project
- The SpooQy Lab
- Three CubeSats successfully deployed from “Kibo” as part of BIRDS Project! (August 17, 2018)
- CubeSats for BIRDS-2 handed over to JAXA. Launch preparations completed! (June 26, 2018)
- Successful deployment of five “BIRDS project” CubeSats from the “Kibo” (July 7, 2017)