BIRDS Project Newsletter

ISSN 2433-8818

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Newsletter 01:
Issue No. 1 was released on 18 January 2016. Download the pdf here.. [1.77MB]

Contents for Issue No. 01
1. Introduction to the BIRDS Project
2. The Mission Statement
3. Profile of project members (students)
4. Mission Design Summary (from Taiwo)
5. Ground Station Network
6. Mission Design Review
7. ANUC of Ghana becomes the first official overseas member of the BIRDS Project

Newsletter 02:
Issue No. 2 was released on 24 March 2016. Download the pdf here.. [4.63MB]

Contents for Issue No. 02
1. BIRDS Project Photo Contest
2. PDR (Preliminary Design Review)
3. One-month visit by Dr. Balt Suvdantsetseg
4. Student Apiwat (Thailand) attends JAMSAT Symposium of 2016, and makes report
5. Subsystem Summary #1: Structure
6. Subsystem Summary #2: Digi-Singer
7. Subsystem Summary #3: POS (Position)
8. Subsystem Summary #4: ATM (Atmosphere)
9. A Very Good Video by our Mongolian Team

Newsletter 03:
Issue No. 3 was released on 16 April 2016. Download the pdf here.. [3.44MB]

Contents for Issue No. 03
1. Subsystem Summary #5:  COM
2. Subsystem Summary #6: OBC
3. Subsystem Summary #7: CAM
4. Photo Report: Ground station in Thailand
5. Photo Report: Ground station in Ghana
6. Videos by Team Bangladesh
7. More pics of ANUC-Kyutech signing ceremony on 6 January 2016

Newsletter 04:
Issue No. 4 was released on 16 May, 2016. Download the pdf here.. [3.53MB]

Contents for Issue No. 04
1. BIRDS students meet two JAXA engineers
2. Ni-MH Battery Screening Process
3. BIRDS Golden Week Barbeque & Cooking Contest
4. Winners of the cooking contest
5. Subsystem Summary #8: EPS
6. Subsystem Summary #9: Antenna System
7. Subsystem Summary #10: SEL
8. BIRDS Project explained at RAST, Radio Amateur Society of Thailand
9. News from the ground station of ANUC, Ghana
10. BIRDS Summer Workshop (formal title: First International BIRDS Project Workshop and CDR)

Newsletter 05:
Issue No. 5 was released on 19 June, 2016. Download the pdf here.. [5.24MB]

Contents for Issue No. 05
1. BIRDS Workshop: Welcome message from Japan Team
2. BIRDS Workshop: Welcome message from Ghana Team
3. BIRDS Workshop: Welcome message from Mongolia Team
4. BIRDS Workshop: Welcome message from Nigeria Team
5. BIRDS Workshop: Welcome message from Bangladesh Team
6. Delivery of Structure and Thermal Tests Model (STM)
7. Battery Screening Overview
8. Press coverage of BIRDS in Bangladesh
9. The first BIRDS article to appear in the Japanese news media
10. Subsystem Summary #11: ADCS (Attitude Determination . . .)
11. Ground Station in Taiwan
12. Assembly of the EM (Engineering Model)

Newsletter 06:
Issue No. 6 was released on 12 July, 2016. Download the pdf here.. [4.63MB]

Contents for Issue No. 06
1. BIRDS Project described during 2016 COPUOS Meeting in Vienna
2. BIRDS Workshop: The program (agenda)
3. BIRDS Workshop: DAY 1 Overseas guests arrive from Ghana, Mongolia, Malaysia, etc.
4. BIRDS Workshop: DAY 1 Tour of LaSEINE lab facilities
5. BIRDS Workshop: DAY 1 Afternoon of Day 1 (lunch, talks by each country, LOI, etc.)
6. BIRDS Workshop: DAY 1 Official Group Photo of the workshop
7. BIRDS Workshop: DAY 1 Workshop reception (in Kokura)
8. BIRDS Workshop: DAY 2 Critical Design Review (CDR)
9. BIRDS Workshop: DAY 3 Press Conference
10. BIRDS Workshop: DAY 3 “Letter of Intent” (LOI) Signing Ceremony
11. BIRDS Workshop: Output of the Press Conference: article by Yomi-uri Newspaper
12. BIRDS Workshop: Output of the Press Conference: article by Mai-nichi Newspaper
13. BIRDS Workshop: BIRDS Project presented on TV in Bangladesh (television news)
14. Tobata Gion Oyamagasa Festival
15. UN supports Basic Space Science – research, education, and applications; this is a book review.

Newsletter 07:
Issue No. 7 was released on 11 August, 2016. Download the pdf here.. [5.79MB]

Contents for Issue No. 07
1. Official name of each BIRDS satellite
2. Antenna pattern test in anechoic chamber
3. Work begins on the BIRDS Ground Station
4. Tobata Gion Oyama-gasa Festival
5. Kukinoumi Fireworks Festival
6. Installation of hardware at the Tainan (NCKU) Ground Station
7. Thermal vacuum testing of multiple cubesats
8. Vibration testing: why and how?

Newsletter 08:
Issue No. 8 was released on 15 September, 2016. Download the pdf here.. [3.45MB]

Contents of issue no. 08
1. Mainichi Newspaper interviews the Bangladesh Team
2. The weekly BIRDS Project meeting (a sample)
3. Royal Government of Bhutan announces its participation in BIRDS-2
4. Mongolia's first satellite (BIRDS) announced in Mongolia's news media
5. BIRDS team goes to Saga to take FCC Amateur Radio License exam
6. Newspaper in Ghana talks about the BIRDS Project
7. BIRDS members will participate in “2016 World Space Week in Kitakyushu”
8. Management aspects of the BIRDS Project
9. Two BIRDS students participate in the 60th Space Science and Tech. Conf. at Hakodate
10. BIRDS Research Coordinator G. Maeda travels to Sudan and Ethiopia
11. Kyutech International Coordinator S. Kikuchi travels to Mongolia

Newsletter 09:
Issue No. 9 was released on 19 October, 2016. Download the pdf here.. [1.77MB]

Contents of issue no. 09
1. Congratulations to all who passed the FCC amateur radio license exam of 3 Sept 2016
2. BIRDS mentioned in Issue No. 884 of “Kyutech Journal”
3. BIRDS mentioned at Small Sat 2016 (Utah State, USA)
4. JAXA mentions BIRDS at “Mexico-Japan Education Forum” during 2016 IAC Mexico
5. Good news from NUM (National University of Mongolia)
6. Innovative educational aspects of BIRDS presented at 2016 IAC Mexico
7. Announcement regarding United Nations/Japan Long-term Fellowship Programme on Nano-Satellite Technologies (Kitakyushu, Japan)
8. BIRDS members participate in Kitakyushu’s World Space Week (a global UN event)
9. Taiwo (the Project Manager) will present the project at UNISEC-Global@Bulgaria

Newsletter 10:
Issue No. 10 was released on 13 November, 2016. Download the pdf here.. [4.41MB]

Contents of issue no. 10
1. BIRDS students talk at Meisenkai branch of Kurume
2. NUM announces at the UN its involvement in the BIRDS Project
3. UNOOSA recognizes Kyutech’s capacity building achievements, including BIRDS
4. Departure from Narita for UNISEC-Global in Bulgaria
5. FBS TV (local TV station) shoots BIRDS work for a documentary
6. Project Manager Taiwo presents BIRDS Project at UNISEC-Global in Bulgaria
7. Latest photos of some of the BIRDS ground stations around the world
8. Bhutan students (BIRDS-2) have audience with their prime minister
9. Bhutan news media covers the nation’s first step into space
10. Bhutan students arrive at Kyutech
11. Group photos of BIRDS-1 and BIRDS-2 teams
12. BIRDS-2 Project Kick-Off Meeting

Newsletter 11:
Issue No. 11 was released on 18 December, 2016. Download