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Two CubeSats will be deployed from “Kibo” on Thursday, Feb 3, 2022.

  • Experiment at Kibo
On February 3, 2022, the following two CubeSats will be deployed from the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) "Kibo".


A collaboration initiative of the UAE Space Agency (UAESA), Bahrain’s National Space Science Agency (NSSA), Khalifa University of Science and Technology, and New York University - Abu Dhabi (NYUAD).


The first in a series of at least four 1U CubeSats to be developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) annually.
The deployment event for those satellites by J-SSOD#20 will be broadcast via YouTube JAXA Channel.

February 3, 2022 (Thursday)

Name Light-1
Size 3U
Organization Khalifa University, UAE Space Agency, National Space Science Agency (Bahrain), New York University – Abu Dhabi.
  • Study Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes (TGFs)
  • Compare the performance of two different light-sensing technologies and two different scintillation crystals.
Name GT-1
Size 1U
Organization Mitsui Bussan Aerospace Co., Ltd./ The Georgia Institute of Technology (US)
  • Demonstrates a rapid cradle-to-grave lifecycle of a university level CubeSat.
  • Demonstrate expandable solar panels that allow to support all panels and enable power for the heavy payloads on future missions.

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