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Three CubeSats successfully deployed from "Kibo"!

Last Updated: December 3, 2019

On November 20, 2019, three CubeSats, RWASAT-1 from Rwanda, NARSSCube-1 from Egypt, and AQT-D from Japan, were deployed from the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) "Kibo".

The pictures show how the CubeSats were deployed (Credit: JAXA/NASA)
Left: RWASAT-1, Center: NARSSCube-1, Right: AQT-D

The people concerned with the projects in joy at the successful deployments of the CubeSats (Credit: JAXA)

RWASAT-1 (The University of Tokyo/Ministry of Commerce, Industry, & Tourism Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority Smart Africa secretariat (Republic of Rwanda))

RWASAT-1 (size: 3U)

For human resources development of researchers in Republic of Rwanda and technological improvement. A radio wave (weak) receiver is installed and collects sensor information on the ground.
NARSSCube-1 (Kyushu Institute of Technology/National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Science (NARSS))

NARSSCube-1 (size: 1U)

Development, operation of a satellite, and a demonstration experiment with a 200m resolution camera installed on the satellite by our research partner, Egypt.
AQT-D (Space BD Inc./The University of Tokyo)

AQT-D (size: 3U)

Technology demonstration of a resistojet thruster module that uses 1U size of water as propellant and communications with the mountainous terrain using a UHF antenna.

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