SpaceX CRS-15 Dragon Capsule Successfully Captured by ISS

The SpaceX’s CRS-15 Dragon Capsule which carries the three CubeSats of BIRDS-2 Project (BHUTAN-1, MAYA-1 and UiTMSat-1) along with the cargo has been successfully captured by ISS. The Target release date for the release of CuebSats from ISS through the Japanese Kibo Module is in early August. The confirmed release schedule will be posted soon. Stay tuned for more information.

Successful Launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-15

Falcon 9 Rocket of SpaceX launches for the 15th Cargo Resupply mission to ISS. The Dragon Capsule also carried the 3 CubeSats of BIRDS-2 Project: BHUTAN-1, MAYA-1 and UiTMSat-1 from Bhutan, Philippines and Malaysia respectively. The Dragon Capsule will berth with ISS in about 3 days and the satellites will be released into orbit from Japanese Kibo module in early August this year (2018).

Updated Launch Information

The Launch of three 1U CubeSats of BIRDS-2 project was postponed from the initially scheduled date, 28 June, 2018 to Today (29 June, 2018). For live view of the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, follow the following links:

https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#public

Launch schedule of BIRDS-2 CubeSats

BIRDS-2 CubeSats are scheduled for launch as follows:

Launch Vehicle:                 Space-X15
Launch date/time:            1003 GMT (6:03 a.m. EDT) on June 28, 2018
Launch site:                         Cape Canaveral, Florida

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Delivery of BIRDS-2 CubeSats to JAXA

On 14th May, 2018 the BIRDS-2 Satellites were transported to JAXA. The satellites were officially handed over to JAXA and installed on J-SSOD the next day (15th May). JAXA packed the POD along with other cargo supplies and shipped it to NASA on 16th May.

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