CUAVA have achieved a major milestone this week in completing delivery of CUAVA-1 to SpaceBD in Japan.
The satellite has been through two rounds of vibration and thermal vacuum testing at the Advanced Instrumentation Technology Centre (AITC) in Canberra, and countless other tweaks, measurements, and tests. Finally today CUAVA-1 will be integrated by JAXA into their deployer in readiness for shipping to NASA where it will be launched from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station!
CUAVA-1 will ride on a SpaceX rocket going to the ISS for a resupply mission on 14 August 2021. We will be deployed for orbit later in the year.
This is a great achievement for the CUAVA engineering team, and all the CUAVA partners who have participated in and supported this mission.
Lets go to space!