The 5 cubesats onboard ISS have been released as expected on October 4th after the delayed related to ATV-3 undocking. On this picture you can see 3 of them including F-1 just after they left the Kibo module being pulled away from the airlock by the japanese robotic arm.
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JAXA confirmed F-1 cubesat deployment for September 27th
The japanese space agencies have confirmed the vietnamese cubesat F-1 and its companions will be deployed on September 27th 2012. This will be the first deployment of 5 cubesats from Kibo module and it will serve as a test to further simple and inexpensive launches from the ISS via the japanese HTV cargo. F-1 lifetime in space before re-entry is forecasted to be 250 days. Good luck!
New video about F-1 cubesat project
Here is a great learning program footage recorder by VTC-2 about the F-1 cubesat project. Great pictures and truly didactic content (in Vietnamese). You will see XV9AA as the project leader explaining how works the sat to the journalist.
F-1 now flying on its way to the ISS
The H-IIB has successfully launched the HTV-3 vehicle. The encounter with the ISS is planned for july 27th. F-1 cubesat will be started and put into orbit later in september, no exact date given yet. More details about F-1 in Viêt-Nam here. On JAXA website more pictures and videos.
F-1 cubesat on the way to the launchpad
The first vietnamese cubesat has been integrated to the HTV-3 vehicle and then to its H-II launcher. It will be soon ready for launch. More details and pictures here on the FSpace blog.
THu XV9AA also published a nice footage of VTV news giving many details about the projects.
F-1 satellite now in Japan
The F-1 cubesat has been delivered to the JAXA and is now waiting for its integration in the HTV-3 mission payload. More details and pictures are here.
Successful test for F-1 cubesat
Thu XV9AA informed us that last week-end his team successfully completed on ground long range communication tests with the F-1 bird. The project team is now undergoing the cubesat safety review to confirm its launch by an HTV cargo in late July.
First vietnam sat F-1 to be launched in July 2012
Along 4 other cubesats, the first ever Vietnam designed and built satellite will be launched from the ISS between July 18th – 21st this year. It will be sent via the japanese HTV cargo vehicle. More infos to come…
Leave your name on vietnamese cubesat F-1
Thu de XV9AA enjoy the community to leave their name on the microSD card who will be sent enclosed to the bird.
Going to this web page you can leave a message that will soon be launched in space for a three month fly around the world.
If you want to support this program, please also think about a donation…