BIRDS 3 Project
Make the first step towards creating an indigenous space program by designing, building, testing, launching and operating, the first satellite(s) for participating nations. The project is led by Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan and involves students from Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal and Japan.
BIRDS-3 Project in a nutshell
Satellite Names: NepaliSat-1 (Nepal), Raavana-1 (Sri Lanka) and Ugiusu (Japan)
Stakeholders: Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) for Nepal, Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies (ACCIMT) for Sri Lanka, and Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) for Japan.
Project duration: 2018-2020
CubeSat: 1U (10x10x10) cm3
Launch Date: 17th April 2019
Time: 4.46PM (EDT)
Rocket: Northrop Grumman’s Antares
Cargo: Cygnus cargo spacecraft
Deployment: Deployed from International space station (ISS)
Launched place: Virginia space’s Mid -Atlantic Regional spaceport at NASA’s Wallops, United States
BIRDS-3 missions can be found here