BIRDS 5 TEAM MEMBERS

Victor Mukungunugwa

Victor Mukungunugwa is a Zimbabwean and a graduate Aerospace Engineer from the National Aerospace University of Ukraine. Victor is the BIRDS-5 Project Manager and work mainly in satellite structure designing team, satellite environmental testing and safety review.

Derrick Tebusweke

Derrick is a graduate of Bachelor of science in Electrical Engineering from Makerere University.
On the BIRDS 5 Satellite Project, he is working on the Electrical Power Subsystem. Derrick comes from Uganda.

Kudakwashe Jeje

Kudakwashe Jeje is a Zimbabwean Aeronautical Engineer from Samara National Research University in Russia. He is part of the Birds 5 Project in the Structures and Attitude Determination and Control System.

Ramson Munyaradzi Nyamukondiwa

Ramson is a PhD Student in Electrical and Space Engineering in the laboratory of Lean Enterprise and In Orbit Experiments. He is a member of BIRDS-5 and LEOPARD Satellite Project. He is from Zimbabwe.

Timothy Kuhamba

Timothy Kuhamba is the leading member for the Attitude Determination and Control Subsystem. Kuhamba is also responsible for designing of the Attitude Visualization software to predict the camera pointing of the satellite.

Takashi Oshiro

Takashi Oshiro is a Japanese and graduate student of Kyushu Institute of Technology.
He is a member of structure team in BIRDS5 project. He also joins KITSUNE and FUTABA satellite project in the same university.

Moumni Fahd

Fahd Moumni, from Morocco, is a double Masters graduate from EEIGM (Nancy, France) and from the Mechanical and Space Systems Course at Kyutech. In BIRDS-5, Fahd was leading the structure team, and managed the BIRDS-NEST Phone Application project.

Hind Mahmoud Elhaj Mohammed

Hind Mahmoud is a Sudanese graduate of Kyushu Institute of Technology’s Applied Science for Integrated System Engineering.
Hind was responsible for the design of the Double Langmuir Probe structure and deployment mechanism.

Yukihisa Otani

Yukihisa Otani is a Japanese student and in the electrical space system engineering course.

He is in charge of Back Plane Board, On board Computer, and Frequency coordination. He also joins some Kyutech satellite projects.

Shoma Fukudome

Shoma Fukudome is a Japanese graduate student at Kyushu Institute of Technology.
He is a member of the Attitude Determination and Control System team in the BIRDS5 project. He designed Mission Board 1 and programmed ADCS

Kohei Kamitani

Kohei Kamitani is a Japanese graduate student and graduate student of Kyushu Institute of Technology.
He is a member of EPS team in the BIRDS-5 project.
He is also responsible for the design of the Rear Access Board for in same project.

Miori Nakai

Miori Nakai is a Japanese graduate student in Kyushu Institute of Technology. She received her Bachelor of Engineering from Muroran Institute of Technology. She was in charge of the structure and mechanism of the DLP in BIRDS-5.

Edgar Mujuni

Edgar Mujuni is from Uganda.
In BIRDS-5 project, he is responsible for Communication subsystem, Ground Station subsystem, Antenna and Antenna Deployment system, APRS/SF-ward missions, GST development & Inventory management. He is also the designer of Mission Board 2.

Keenan Chatar

Keenan Chatar is from Trinidad and Tobago. He is pursuing a PhD in Space Systems Engineering. He is part of the BIRDS-5 satellite project and he primarily responsible for the Onboard Computer, Image classification mission and BIRDS-NEST mission. His research interests are machine learning and computer vision.

Bonny Omara

Bonny OMARA is one of the cohort of engineers from Uganda, and he developed a Multispectral Camera System for Nanosatellites under the BIRSD-5 Project.

JAXA BIRDS 5 TEAM MEMBERS

Iku Shinohara

Iku Shinohara is a member of the PINO mission module team on BIRDS-5. He participates in operation planning and project management of the PINO module.

Takefumi Mitani

Takefumi MITANI, from Japan, is an assistant professor at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS). He is responsible for the development of the Particle Instrument for Nano-satellite (PINO) module.

Kazushi Asamura

Kazushi Asamura is a member of the PINO mission module team on BIRDS-5. He participates in sensor design and interface testing to the BIRDS-5 bus system.

Yumie Kawagoe

Yumie Kawagoe, from Japan, is a member of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS). In the BIRDS-5 project, she is in charge of software development for the Particle Instrument for Nano-satellite (PINO).

Ryota Onogi