BIRDS Project Overall Mission Statement
- Make the first step towards creating an indigenous space program by designing, building, testing, launching and operating, the first satellites for participating nations.
BIRDS 5 Mission Statement
- Build Uganda and Zimbabwe’s first satellite while improving the standardised bus system for future missions, giving continuity to the satellite development of Japan and previous missions from BIRDS-1,2,3 and 4.
- To design, build, test, launch and operate Uganda and Zimbabwe’s first satellite
- To demonstrate the multispectral camera and DLP feasibility on 1U CubeSat
- To give continuity to three missions; attitude visualisation, Imaging classification Mission (IMG-CLS) and Store & Forward (SF- WARD)
- To demonstrate Particle Instrument for Nano-satellite(PINO)
- To serve the Amateur radio community with APRS-Digipeater mission (APRS-DP)
- To give continuity to 2U structure for further projects
- To demonstrate boom deployment for the DLP probes
- To demonstrate on-board image processing and classification
- To demonstrate mounting of three Raspberry Pi on a 1U CubeSat