Tokyo 2020 G-Satellite is completed, will be launched in Spring 2020 and orbit during the Olympics

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Oct 25, 2017
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Original news article from May about the project: https://tokyo2020.org/en/news/notice/20190515-02.html

The Tokyo 2020 “G-SATELLITE”, the design of which is based on the 3-kg “CubeSat” satellite known as TRICOM-1R, will be transported to the International Space Station by rocket and launched from there. It will contain a cubicle housing the two animated figures GUNDAM and ZAKU and an electric bulletin board, which will appear once the satellite is in orbit. Seven cameras in the satellite will record and transmit their movements.

Measuring just 10cm x 10cm x 30cm, the G-SATELLITE will orbit the earth for the duration of the Games, broadcasting images of the planet, displaying messages on its electric bulletin board and filming the animated figures.
 

Lishi

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Oct 27, 2017
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Don't launches have a 1-3% fail rate?

They are working with a very low margin for error.
 

CosmicGP

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Oct 28, 2017
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Fingers crossed some advanced alien civilization will build us some Gundams and send them back to us?
 

Kyuuji

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Nov 8, 2017
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Aliens see the Gundam and realise humans have reached a point where they could be a threat.
These are the end times.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So Japan is launching a satellite with a Giant Gundam fighues on it and an electronic billboard to display messages which it will photograph with a backdrop of the earth below and the stars above and send that back to earth.

Is that right?

Are people able to send their own messages to it and then get the photo?

Surely the Gundam are too small to be seen from the ground or does it orbit at a much lower altitude than the ISS which is visible to the baked eye.

So many questions!
 

Subpar Scrub

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Oct 25, 2017
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So Japan is launching a satellite with a Giant Gundam fighues on it and an electronic billboard to display messages which it will photograph with a backdrop of the earth below and the stars above and send that back to earth.

Is that right?

Are people able to send their own messages to it and then get the photo?

Surely the Gundam are too small to be seen from the ground or does it orbit at a much lower altitude than the ISS which is visible to the baked eye.

So many questions!
Literally all of these questions are answered in the OP what is wrong with you