BIRD-B (Brac Onnesha, BIRDS-1, BIRD BB)

Brac Onnesha
Brac Onnesha
Brac Onnesha
Satellite name BIRD-B (Brac Onnesha, BIRDS-1, BIRD BB)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Reentry 2019-05-06. Semi-operational due to no uplink? (Last DK3WN report 2018-10-08. Last SatNOGS report 2019-05-09, but that is after decay)
Launched 2017-06-03
NORAD ID 42823
Deployer J-SSOD (JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Falcon 9
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2017-07-07
Organization Brac University
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Nation (HQ) Bangladesh
Nation (AIT) Japan
Manufacturer AIVT by Kyushu Institute of Technology
Launch brokerer JAXA
Partners Kyushu Institute of Technology

Amateur radio communications and educational training.


Experiment on radio communication with a CubeSat constellation via a network of UHF/VHF amateur radio ground stations all over the world.

The challenge is to distinguish each satellite from the four satellites transmitting with the same frequency, hand over operation of a satellite from one ground station to another and assemble the satellite data, such as housekeeping telemetry, music and the Earth images, obtained at different ground stations.

SNG mission that exchange music via digi-singer. It is an outreach-oriented mission. First, music in MIDI format is uploaded from ground. Then the MIDI file is processed on-board using a vocal synthesizer. Finally, the processed music is sent back to Earth using UHF antenna as voice FM data. During organized events on space utilization with schools or general public, music could be heard using a common hand-held receiver and hand-made

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