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Bird (2U) (Taka)

Taka [Kyutech]

Bird are a small technological CubeSat built by Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) as the Joint Global Multi-Nation Birds Satellite project, which is a cross-border interdisciplinary satellite project for non-space faring countries supported by Japan.

Taka is a Kyutech bult satellite, which in contrast to all other Bird satellites so far, is a 2U CubeSat.

The fifth batch, BIRDS-5, consists of satellites from Uganda (PearlAfricaSat 1), Zimbabwe (ZimSat 1), and Japan (Taka).

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Technology, education
Operator: Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech)
Contractors: Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech)
Equipment: Cameras
Configuration: CubeSat (2U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: ~ 6 months
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit: 400 km 400 km, 51.6 (typical)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Taka 1998-067UN 07.11.2022 WI LC-0A Antares-230+ with Cygnus CRS-18, PearlAfricaSat 1, ZimSat 1, SpaceTuna 1

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