JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) announced that the BIRDS-4 satellites will be released to the orbit from ISS (Kibo module) on March 14th, 2021 in JST.
BIRDS-4 satellites have been launched successfully on 21st February (JST), 2021.
The BIRDS-4 launch date has been confirmed. It is scheduled to be launched on February 21st, 2021 around 2 AM in JST. In other words, that will be on 20th, 2021 around 7 PM in UTC.
The launcher is the Antares rocket and the Cargo Spacecraft is the Cygnus “NG-15”. The rocket will be launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad 0A on Wallops Island, Virginia.
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We will hold the press conference on September 23, 11 AM at Nakamura Hall.
We will stream live on the conference by Youtube.
We started to assemble BIRDS-4 Flight Model (FM) from November.
We were assembling the satellites in the clean-room so that the satellite will not be contaminated by dust.
After we finish, we will do some environment test.