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BIRDS-1 CONSTELLATION OF FIVE CUBESATS DEPLOYED

BIRDS-1 CONSTELLATION OF FIVE CUBESATS DEPLOYED On Friday, July 7, 2017 five CubeSats carrying amateur radio payloads were deployed from the Japanese Kibo module on the International Space Station. ISS astronaut Jack Fischer KG5FYH @Astro2fish tweeted: Another great example of International Cooperation today on @Space_Station –launched 5 micro-satellites from 5 countries off the JAXA arm! The BIRDS-1 constellation consists of five 1U CubeSats (BIRD-B, BIRD-J, BIRD-G, BIRD-M and BIRD-N). They launched to the ISS on a SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-11 on June 3, 2017. The satellites are made of the exactly same design and use the same amateur radio frequency.   More



(Source: AMSAT UK - Jul 8)

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