The G-SATELLITE will be delivered to JAXA on December 503 Dec 2019
READY FOR ORBIT: Gundam and Charüfs Zaku with the electric bulletin board.
By Tokyo 2020
Mid-March 2020 the G-SATELLITE will be launched and transported to the ISS aboard a supply ship (actual date will depend on the ISS schedule of activities).
April 2020 The G-SATELLITE will be released from the ISS into earth orbit but the launch date will depend on the ISS schedule of activities.
Spring 2020 Voice messages by the fictional characters Amuro, the pilot of Gundam and Char, the pilot of Zaku, will be transmitted from space to earth (in Japanese only). The messages will be uploaded to the project website at: https://participation.tokyo2020.jp/jp/oneteam/08.html.
Spring 2020 A special video message from Amuro and Char to the winners of the Tokyo 2020 Twitter competition will be transmitted (in Japanese only).
Spring 2020 A special website will be launched showing the location of the G-SATELLITE in orbit against a background of 3D images of the earth (with text in Japanese and English).
May – July 2020 Live streaming of conversations between Amuro and Char while the satellite passes over Japan; transcripts will be uploaded to the Tokyo 2020 official YouTube channel (in Japanese only).
From July 2020 Messages of encouragement for the Tokyo 2020 Games displayed on the electric bulletin board and video of Gundam and Char’s Zaku in orbit will be transmitted via Tokyo 2020 social network channels (in English, French and Japanese). A countdown project will commence on 14 July.
This initiative is part of the Tokyo 2020 One Team Project, launched in August 2017, in which Japan’s leading creators, innovators and performers in a wide range of fields are being invited to express their own interpretations of the vision for the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Specifications of G-SATELLITE and the Gundam and Char’s Zaku figures
Size: 10cm x 10cm x 34.5cm
Materials: aluminium and others
• The Gundam and Char’s Zaku figures
Materials: Body: high temp resin
Minute part: polyether ether ketone (PEEK)
Shaft and screws: stainless steel
Arm block connectors: aluminium
Paint: Same materials as the original figures, plus inking
Coating: Anti-AO coating; flat coating (top).