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BIRDS-2: Multi-Nation Cubesat Constellation Project for Learning and Capacity Building

  title={BIRDS-2: Multi-Nation Cubesat Constellation Project for Learning and Capacity Building},
  author={Kiran K. Pradhan and Faure Pauline and George Maeda and Sangkyun Kim and Hirokazu Masui and Mengu Cho},
The BIRDS project began in October, 2015 with an objective to provide hands on experience to the graduate students on satellite technology. In a BIRDS project, the students define missions, design, build, test, and operate satellite within given time frame of the project. A 1U CubeSat is built per participating country which are then released from International Space Station (ISS) into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and operated through a ground station network, with one ground station established in… 

Shortening of Delivery Time for University-Class Lean Satellites

The introduction of the CubeSat standard has led to exponential growth in the number of small satellites launched in recent years. This is evidenced by statistics, which show such growth

Small Satellites SSC 19-WKVIII-05 Pressurized 1 U CubeSat Propulsion Unit

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A Conceptual Study of Imaging System for 1U CubeSat Application

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CubeSat Communications: Recent Advances and Future Challenges

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A Critical Review of Baseband Architectures for CubeSats’ Communication Systems

The paper comprehensive reviews the design details in-depth and proposes an original CubeSat communication system categorization based on the design approach and examines the features and limitations of each category.



University-Class Spacecraft by the Numbers: Success, Failure, Debris. (But Mostly Success.)

University-class satellites -that is, spacecraft built by university students for the express purpose of student training -have been flown since the early '70s. In the last 10 years, however, the

Introduction to lean satellite and ISO standard for lean satellite

There is increasing demand of small satellite development and utilization worldwide. The recent explosive growth of the small satellite launch has caused significant concerns among traditional space

Mission Results and Anomaly Investigation of HORYU-II

HORYU-II is a 30cm-cubic nano-satellite weighing 7.1kg developed by Kyushu Institute of Technology. HORYU-II was launched to 680km Sun-synchronous orbit as a piggy-back satellite onboard a H-IIA

BIRDS Project: Development and Operation Summary of a CubeSat constellation Project,

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    Fivenations CubeSat constellation; An inexpensive test case for learning and capacity building,

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    HORYU-IV team, “Toward the Improvement of Lean Satellites Reliability Through Testing – The HORYU-IV (AEGIS) Nano-Satellite Case Study,

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