[:it]G-Satellite è pronto per accompagnarci durante le Olimpiadi 2020 a Tokyo[:en]G-Satellite is ready to accompany us during the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo[:ja]G-Satellite is ready to accompany us during the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo[:]

[:it]Il 2020 è alle porte, così come le Olimpiadi di Tokyo e il G-Satellite è appena stato completato! Ma di cosa stiamo parlando?

G-Satellite

Per la prima volta nella storia giochi Olimpici e dei Paralimpici, un satellite orbiterà attorno alla terra per celebrare l’avvenimento.
Il satellite in miniatura “G-SATELLITE Go to Space” è stato finalmente completato e verrà dispiegato nello spazio in un modo speciale! “Mobile Suite GUNDAM e Char’s ZAKU – due dei personaggi animati più famosi del Giappone – accompagneranno il G-Satellite nel loro viaggio nello spazio prima delle Olimpiadi.
Questa è la prima iniziativa nella storia delle olimpiadi e fa parte del Tokyo One Team Project 2020. Questo progetto è stato lanciato in collaborazione con l’Università di Tokyo, la Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) e tre società nella prefettura di Fukui, tra cui i produttori di giocattoli di Tokyo.
Il G-SATELLITE volerà nella Stazione Spaziale Internazionale (ISS) a marzo. Successivamente, verrà rilasciato nella propria orbita terrestre nell’aprile 2020.
Il design del satellite si basa sul satellite “CubeSat” da 3 kg noto come TRICOM-1R. Sarà trasportato alla Stazione Spaziale Internazionale da un razzo e lanciato da lì. Misurando solo 10 cm x 10 cm x 30 cm, G-SATELLITE orbiterà intorno alla terra per la durata dei Giochi Olimpici, trasmettendo immagini del pianeta, mostrando messaggi sulla sua bacheca elettrica e filmando le figure animate.

GUNDAM e ZAKU nello spazio con G-Satellite

In un cubicolo all’interno di G-SATELLITE ci sono GUNDAM e ZAKU insieme a una serie di piccole telecamere installate che registreranno e trasmetteranno le loro immagini. Ci sarà anche una bacheca elettrica che verrà schierata una volta che il satellite è in orbita.
Questa bacheca mostrerà messaggi sui Giochi di Tokyo 2020 in inglese, francese e giapponese.

G-Satellite

Le miniature in miniatura GUNDAM e ZAKU sono state prodotte per adattarsi al piccolo satellite. Materiali speciali e vernici sono stati usati per fabbricare i personaggi animati. Inoltre, i dati sono stati sottoposti a vari test come le vibrazioni e le valutazioni di impatto per garantire che possano resistere al duro ambiente dello spazio. Ma non è finita qui Infatti, gli occhi di GUNDAM e ZAKU brilleranno su uno sfondo bianco in ciascuno dei colori dei cinque anelli olimpici durante i giochi olimpici e tre colori Agitos durante i giochi paralimpici e le loro teste si muoveranno.
Shinichi Nakasuka, professore all’Intelligent Space Systems Laboratory, Università di Tokyo, ha commentato: “Quando ho saputo di questo progetto, mi chiedevo se l’avrebbero davvero portato avanti. Abbiamo messo in orbita i satelliti in precedenza, ma poi ho pensato che potremmo essere in grado di fare qualcosa nello spazio per aiutare a rallegrare i Giochi Olimpici e Paralimpici. Sento un po ‘di pressione come creatore del satellite per questo progetto, ma trasformerò quella pressione in divertimento e farò del mio meglio. ”

G-Satellite

Koji Murofushi, direttore sportivo di Tokyo 2020, ha aggiunto: “Le Olimpiadi e le Paralimpiadi sono un festival che porterà gli atleti di tutto il mondo a Tokyo e in Giappone a competere tra loro. Con l’aggiunta dello spazio come nuova dimensione per Tokyo 2020, spero che i Giochi diventino un evento ancora più grande. Non vedo davvero l’ora che GUNDAM e ZAKU tifino per gli atleti e i Giochi di Tokyo 2020 dallo spazio. ”

source: tokyo2020.org
photo credits: tokyo2020.org[:en]2020 is around the corner and so are the Tokyo Olympics and the G-Satellite has just been completed! But what are we talking about?

G-Satellite

For the first time in the history of the Olympic and Paralympic that a satellite will be orbiting the earth to celebrate the Games.
The miniature “G-SATELLITE Go to Space” satellite has finally been completed and it will be deployed into space in a special way! “Mobile Suite GUNDAM and Char’s ZAKU – two of Japan’s most popular animated characters – will accompany the G-Satellite in its journey to space before the Olympics.
This is the first initiative in history and it’s part of the Tokyo 2020 One Team Project. This project was launched in collaboration with the University of Tokyo, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and three companies in Fukui prefecture including toymakers from Tokyo.
The G-SATELLITE will fly into International Space Station (ISS) in March. After that, it will be released into its own earth orbit in April 2020.
The design of the satellite 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. Measuring just 10cm x 10cm x 30cm, the G-SATELLITE will orbit the earth for the duration of the Olympic Games, broadcasting images of the planet, displaying messages on its electric bulletin board and filming the animated figures.

GUNDAM and ZAKU into space with G-Satellite

In a cubicle inside the G-SATELLITE there are GUNDAM and ZAKU together with a number of small cameras installed which will record and transmit their images. There will also be an electric bulletin board which will be deployed once the satellite is in orbit.
This bulletin board will display messages about the Tokyo 2020 Games in English, French and Japanese.

G-Satellite

The miniature GUNDAM and ZAKU figures have been produced to fit the tiny satellite. Special materials and paints have been used to manufacture the animated characters. Also, the figures undertook various tests such as vibration and impact assessments to ensure they can withstand the harsh environment of space. But this is not the end of the surprises! In fact, the eyes of the GUNDAM and ZAKU will glow on a white background in each of the colours of the five Olympic rings during the Olympic Games and three Agitos colours during the Paralympic Games and their heads will move.
Shinichi Nakasuka, professor at Intelligent Space Systems Laboratory, University of Tokyo, commented, “When I heard about this project, I wondered whether they would really go through with it. We’ve put satellites into orbit before, but then I thought we might be able to do something in space to help cheer on the Olympic and Paralympic Games. I’m feeling a bit of pressure as the creator of the satellite for this project, but I will turn that pressure into enjoyment and do my best.”

G-Satellite

Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Koji Murofushi added, “The Olympics and Paralympics are a festival that will bring athletes from all over the world to Tokyo and to Japan to compete with one another. With the addition of space as a new dimension for Tokyo 2020, I hope that the Games will become an even bigger event. I am really looking forward to GUNDAM and ZAKU cheering on the athletes and the Tokyo 2020 Games from space.”

source: tokyo2020.org
photo credits: tokyo2020.org[:ja]2020 is around the corner and so are the Tokyo Olympics and the G-Satellite has just been completed! But what are we talking about?

G-Satellite

For the first time in the history of the Olympic and Paralympic that a satellite will be orbiting the earth to celebrate the Games.
The miniature “G-SATELLITE Go to Space” satellite has finally been completed and it will be deployed into space in a special way! “Mobile Suite GUNDAM and Char’s ZAKU – two of Japan’s most popular animated characters – will accompany the G-Satellite in its journey to space before the Olympics.
This is the first initiative in history and it’s part of the Tokyo 2020 One Team Project. This project was launched in collaboration with the University of Tokyo, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and three companies in Fukui prefecture including toymakers from Tokyo.
The G-SATELLITE will fly into International Space Station (ISS) in March. After that, it will be released into its own earth orbit in April 2020.
The design of the satellite 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. Measuring just 10cm x 10cm x 30cm, the G-SATELLITE will orbit the earth for the duration of the Olympic Games, broadcasting images of the planet, displaying messages on its electric bulletin board and filming the animated figures.

GUNDAM and ZAKU into space with G-Satellite

In a cubicle inside the G-SATELLITE there are GUNDAM and ZAKU together with a number of small cameras installed which will record and transmit their images. There will also be an electric bulletin board which will be deployed once the satellite is in orbit.
This bulletin board will display messages about the Tokyo 2020 Games in English, French and Japanese.

G-Satellite

The miniature GUNDAM and ZAKU figures have been produced to fit the tiny satellite. Special materials and paints have been used to manufacture the animated characters. Also, the figures undertook various tests such as vibration and impact assessments to ensure they can withstand the harsh environment of space. But this is not the end of the surprises! In fact, the eyes of the GUNDAM and ZAKU will glow on a white background in each of the colours of the five Olympic rings during the Olympic Games and three Agitos colours during the Paralympic Games and their heads will move.
Shinichi Nakasuka, professor at Intelligent Space Systems Laboratory, University of Tokyo, commented, “When I heard about this project, I wondered whether they would really go through with it. We’ve put satellites into orbit before, but then I thought we might be able to do something in space to help cheer on the Olympic and Paralympic Games. I’m feeling a bit of pressure as the creator of the satellite for this project, but I will turn that pressure into enjoyment and do my best.”

G-Satellite

Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Koji Murofushi added, “The Olympics and Paralympics are a festival that will bring athletes from all over the world to Tokyo and to Japan to compete with one another. With the addition of space as a new dimension for Tokyo 2020, I hope that the Games will become an even bigger event. I am really looking forward to GUNDAM and ZAKU cheering on the athletes and the Tokyo 2020 Games from space.”

source: tokyo2020.org
photo credits: tokyo2020.org[:]