G-Satellite [The Yomiuri Shinbun]
G-Satellite (Gundam Satellite) is a 3U Cubesat designed by One Team, supported by the Olympic and Paralympic organization comittee and JAXA to promote the 202 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
G-Satellite was developed through joint work between Nakasuka Funase Laboratory, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo, and three companies in Fukui Prefecture.
The satellite carries two resin miniture figurines of robots from the popular "Mobile Suite Gundam" anime series. The figurines, made from heat and UV resistant resin, will be folded out from the satellite's interior to the outside. The figurine's pedestal contains a display, which displays supporting messages. A deployable camera will take photos of the figurines and the display, which will be transmitted to earth.
The satellite will be launched in March 2020 towards the ISS to be deployed from there.
|Type / Application:||Entertainment, promotion|
|Contractors:||One Team, Nakasuka Funase Laboratory, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo, and three companies in Fukui Prefecture|
|Equipment:||Small camera, figurine display|
|Power:||solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||400 km × 400 km, 51.6° (typical)|