Astronaut Ricky Arnold captured from ISS the deployment of Bhutan’s first satellite.
Congratulations to the people of #Bhutan🇧🇹 for their 1st satellite which @JAXA_jp deployed from @Space_Station along with others from the #Philippines🇵🇭 & #Malaysia🇲🇾. Putting the “I” in ISS! #FlashbackFriday pic.twitter.com/D717kDGG6q
— Ricky Arnold (@astro_ricky) 2018年8月17日
3 CubeSats designed and developed in Japan by students from Bhutan, the Philippines, and Malaysia were safely deployed. In the BIRDS-2 programme participated by four countries (Japan, Bhutan, the Philippines, and Malaysia), each country except Japan developed a small cube satellite 10 cm on each side (called a CubeSat) for a total of three CubeSats–“BHUTAN-1” (Bhutan), “MAYA-1 (the Philippines)” and “UiTMSAT-1” (Malaysia). Bhutan launched its first satellite.