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Bird B, G, J, M, N (BRAC Onnesha, ANUSAT 1, NUMSAT 1)

Bird [KIT]

Bird are a small technological CubeSat (1U) built by Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT).

The Joint Global Multi-Nation Birds Satellite project. acronym as “Birds project.” is a cross-border interdisciplinary satellite project for non-space faring countries supported by Japan (participating countries are; Ghana, Mongolia, Nigeria and Bangladesh) During this 2 years project, students shall design, develop and operate five units of identical 1U CubeSats belonging to the five participating countries and operated from 7 ground stations (operation is done at seven ground stations; the five participating countries including Thailand and Taiwan) to form for the first time in the world a constellation of five CubeSats operated in seven networked ground stations. 15 students from six of the seven participating countries who belong to Graduate school of Engineering of the Kyushu Institute of Technology and enrolled as a Master or Doctoral degree students in Space Engineering International Course are executing this project with the support of four faculty members. This project hopes to provide great leverage to students from developing nations for hands on satellite project.

The project has been reduced to four satellites with the Nigerian satellite having been cancelled.

Nation: Japan, Bangladesh, Ghana, Mongolia, Nigeria
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT)
Contractors: Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT)
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit: 400 km × 400 km, 51.6° (typical)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Bird B (BRAC Onnesha) - 2017 Ta YLP-2 H-2B-304 with HTV 7, Bird G, Bird J, Bird M
Bird G (ANUSAT 1) - 2017 Ta YLP-2 H-2B-304 with HTV 7, Bird B, Bird J, Bird M
Bird J - 2017 Ta YLP-2 H-2B-304 with HTV 7, Bird B, Bird G, Bird M
Bird M (Mazaalai, NUMSAT 1) - 2017 Ta YLP-2 H-2B-304 with HTV 7, Bird B, Bird G, Bird J
Bird N - cancelled Ta YLP-2 H-2B-304 with HTV 7, Bird B, Bird G, Bird J, Bird M

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