Tag: JAXA

BIRDS-1 CubeSats Deployed from ISS, Carry Amateur Radio Payloads

The five CubeSats making up the BIRDS-1 (Joint Global Multi-Nation Birds) constellation were deployed into orbit from the International Space Station (ISS) on July 7. Each carries an Amateur Radio payload but no transponders. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) module’s remote manipulator arm was used to accomplish the launches. “Another great example of international […]

First nanosatellite ready for launch (Bangladesh)

BRAC University yesterday became the first Bangladeshi educational institution to get its very own nanosatellite, developed and assembled by three of its students using technology and facilities of a Japanese university. “BRAC ONNESHA”, a cube measuring 10cm along its edge and weighing around one kilogramme, will be launched into low Earth orbit, at an altitude […]

Several CubeSats with Amateur Radio Payloads Deployed from ISS

Several CubeSats carrying Amateur Radio payloads were placed into orbit on January 16 from the International Space Station (ISS). Six CubeSats delivered to the ISS in December were deployed from the Kibo airlock using the new JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD). Satellites carrying Amateur Radio payloads included ITF-2, Waseda-Sat-3, AOBA-Velox-3, and TuPOD (including Tancredo-1). […]

JAXA to launch ham radio satellites to ISS

Mineo Wakita JE9PEL reports on the AMSAT Bulletin Board that five satellites with amateur radio payloads are to be launched to the ISS in December. JAXA announced to the public November 7 that seven nano satellites to be installed in H-IIB Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI” (HTV) to be launched in December. Satellites are only about 1U~3U […]

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