Toki Satellite

Satellite BIRD-J (Toki, BIRDS-1, BIRD JJ)
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Reentry 2019-05-03. Was semi-operational due to no uplink until 2018-XX-XX? (Last DK3WN report 2018-02-03)
Launched 2017-06-03
NORAD ID 42820
Deployer J-SSOD (JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Falcon 9
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2017-07-07
Entity name Kyushu Institute of Technology
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Country Japan
Manufacturer AIVT by Kyushu Institute of Technology
Launch brokerer JAXA

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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