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2 CubeSats will be deployed from “Kibo” Japanese Experiment Module on Wednesday, July 19, 2023.

  • Experiment at Kibo
On July 19, 2023, the following 2 CubeSats will be deployed from the “Kibo” Japanese Experiment Module.

BIRDS-4S*1 (Maya-5 and Maya-6)

BIRDS-4S consist of Maya-5 and Maya-6, the student-made CubeSats built under the Space Science and Technology Proliferation through University Partnerships (STeP-UP) Project of the STAMINA4Space*2 Program, and it is developed in collaboration with the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) BIRDS project. BIRDS-4S is going to deploy under the framework of the J-CUBE*3 programme.
*1 BIRDS-4S Project (Officially called the Joint Global Multi Nation Birds) is the Philippine version of an international joint development and operations project of CubeSats, participated by Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan, and certain Asian and African nations. The two CubeSats handed over as mentioned above are for the extension of the fourth round of the programme.

*2 STAMINA4Space or Space Technology Applications Mastery, Innovation, and Advancement Program is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and implemented by DOST’s Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI), and University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD).

*3 J-CUBE is a CubeSat deployment opportunity under agreement with JAXA and University Space Engineering Consortium (UNISEC). Kyushu Institute of Technology is a member of the UNISEC.

The deployment event for those satellites by J-SSOD#26 will be broadcast via YouTube JAXA Channel.

July 19, 2023 (Wednesday) 15:40 - 16:10 (JST)

【Satellite】 Maya-5, Maya-6 [Size:1U each]
【Organizations】 University of the Philippines Diliman
  • To give continuity to two missions; Imaging Mission (CAM) and Store & Forward (SF-WARD)
  • To serve the Amateur radio community with APRS-Digipeater mission (APRS-DP).
  • To design, build, test and demonstrate Experimental On-Board Computer (OBC-EX)
  • To demonstrate CubeSat structure as antenna (HNT)
  • To demonstrate the on-board image classification unit (ICU)
  • To expand database of COTS components useful in space applications (TMCR)
Image by STAMINA4Space

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