Travel Advisory on Coronavirus Outbreak

In light of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan City, China and cases reported in 15 other countries as of today (30th Jan 2020) including Sri Lanka, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand and Nepal; the Ministry of Health urges the general public to avoid/postpone travel to these countries for holidays, pilgrimage, leisure etc…until the outbreak is officially contained.

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BIRDS Newsletter Issue No.47

Contents of issue No.47
1. Report from Paraguay
2. BIRDS-3 member writes Annual Progress Report for NAST
3. Highlighting the food culture of Japan
4. IAF Awards for Prof. Cho and SEIC students mentioned at Kyutech web site
5. Country report during APRSAF: Nepal reports BIRDS-3 as its first satellite in space
6. You can put a message into the beacon signal of BIRDS-3 satellites
7. IAC student report: scenes of Washington DC
8. Event in Thailand: 2019 International Alliance Volunteers Conference
9. Report from Sudan

BIRDS Newsletter Issue No.46

Contents of issue No.46
1. UN/IAF workshop right before 2019 IAC in Washington D.C.
2. SEIC and BIRDS students participated in 2019 IAC in Washington D.C.
3. Some preliminary earth images taken by BIRDS-3 satellites
4. Outstanding video about the space business
5. 3D passive microwave observations every point on Earth every 15 minutes
6. BIRDS-3 team took a trip to Itoshima (Fukuoka Prefecture)
7. Report from Sudan, by Dr Moutaman
8. Cal Poly students gave presentations during weekly seminar

BHUTAN SPACE WEEK (17-23 February, 2020)

Inspired by the vision of His Majesty the King, Bhutan started space activities in 2016 by participating in the 2nd Joint Global Multi-Nations BIRDS CubeSat Project which was hosted at Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan. As a result, the country’s first satellite named BHUTAN-1 was developed and launched in 2018. Following the launch of the country’s maiden satellite, much interest among the general public and especially the youth has been generated.

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End of BHUTAN-1

BHUTAN-1, the country’s first satellite, has reentered Earth’s atmosphere bringing its orbital life to an end.
BHUTAN-1 was launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on 29 June 2018. On 10 August the same year, BHUTAN-1 was released into orbit from the ISS. The satellite was released into an initial orbit altitude of around 400 km (kilometer). As BHUTAN-1 orbited Earth thereafter, its altitude gradually decreased until it reached an altitude of around 250 km where the rate of altitude decrease was much faster .

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