Ground Stations of BIRDS-2 Project and BIRDS Ground Station Network

As we wait for the BIRDS-2 CubeSats to be released from ISS, the team in KyuTech and teams in respective country of BIRDS-2 project has been engaged in preparing the ground station for operation. The 3 CubeSats will be operated through the Ground Station Network of BIRDS program which currently has 10 members with BIRDS-1 and BIRDS-2 countries. Two new countries will join the network for BIRDS-3 Project. KyuTech Ground Station will be the Master Ground Station for operations. Information about each ground station of BIRDS-2 Project is available in the document here:  BIRDS-2 Ground Station

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: