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.
According to JAXA news, 5 CubeSats currently onboard the ISS, including F-1, are scheduled to be deployed into space on Monday, 10 September, at 13h00 UTC. Actual time may vary depends on ISS activities.
Thanks XV9AA for the information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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Thu, XV9AA, has unveiled vietnamese enthusiasts plan to launch the first vietnamese radioamateur satellite. the F-1 Cubesat satellite should be finished in 2011 and ready for launch once financing and launch vehicle finding are completed. The spacecraft will have a V/U mode for AFSK data, 1200bps and CW AFSK beacon, and experimental link with COTS transceiver.
More details about the project can be found on the project website.