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)|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||400 km × 400 km, 51.6° (typical)|
|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|