List of equipment from serial no 205 to 209 (manage switches) SHOULD NOT be of “end of sale” , end of life and end of support (hardware and software) by Original Equipment Manufacturer
The Department of IT and Telecom (DITT), Ministry of information and Communication is pleased to announce the availability of Master’s degree and PhD degree scholarships under the APT-Republic of Korea Scholarship Programme 2018.
Contact Person: Mrs. Chunku, DITT
With reference to the RFP on Operation and Maintenance of Government Data Center(GDC) network and services, Department of Information Technology & Telecom, MoIC is would like to issue the following addendum.
The Hon’ble Minister for Information and Communications congratulated the Space Engineers studying at Kyutech, Japan, for developing the CubeSat BHUTAN-1. BHUTAN-1 marks Bhutan’s first step towards development of Bhutan’s Space Science and Technology Program, which is a vision of His Majesty the King.
Bhutan’s first satellite (a CubeSat), BHUTAN-1 piggybacked on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with other payload to the International Space Station (ISS) at 3:42 p.m BST on Friday, 29th June, 2018 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, USA. The launch took place together with the BIRDS-2 CubeSats of Philippines and Malaysia i.e. MAYA-1 and UiTMST-1.
BHUTAN-1 has been developed by Bhutanese engineers at the Kyushu Institute of Technology as part of their Master’s Degree under the BIRDS-2 Project. The BIRDS Project is a cross-border interdisciplinary satellite project for non space faring countries supported by Japan.
The BIRDS-2 CubeSats was launched with other payloads that the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is delivering to the ISS which include research hardware, crew supplies and spare parts for the ISS.
BHUTAN-1 will remain on the ISS and will be released into low earth orbit with the other CubeSats sometime second and third week of August 2018. Once released BHUTAN-1 will become operational and can be tracked from the ground station in MoIC.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch was broadcasted live from Cape Canaveral and can be viewed online from 3:15 p.m BST on June 29, 2018 via the link provided below :
Functions of the CubeSat BHUTAN-1
The missions finalized for the CubeSat are as follows:
- Camera mission
- Take photograph of homeland via 2 onboard cameras of 5 MP.
- Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) Digipeater Demonstration
- Receive and send text messages message from an amateur radio
- Broadcast/relay to all other amateurs within the range
- Uplink and Downlink will operate in 145 MHz (VHF) Frequency Band.
- Demonstration of CubeSat’s store-and-forward ability: collect data from remote sensors like weather stations and download it to central ground station.
- Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) GPS technology demonstration: Low power, less expensive and small size to be used in CubeSats and nanosatellites. Satellites use GPS to keep track of time and its location.
- Single Event Latch-up (SEL) detection: To study the radiation effect on satellites
- Bhutan-1 will pass around the country for 4-5 times in a day for 3-4 minutes.
- The lifespan of BHUTAN-1 is 6 to 9 months.