CubeSat XI-IV Japan's Tweeting Satellite

By Shekhar Sahu on

11 May, 2010  at 5:30 AM

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CubeSat Japan - World's First Satellite Tweeting from Outer Space

CubeSat XI-IV the world's first tweeting satellite from outer space photo


Nowadays twitter is being used as a mean of conveying fastest information. This adds more when CubeSat XI-IV [sai four] developed by Intelligent Space Systems Laboratory (ISSL)-Nakasuka Laboratory at University of Tokyo, Japan becomes world's first satellite updating status on twitter. CubeSat  XI-IV has been orbiting the Earth for 5 years and tweeting for about 10 days. CubeSat [http://twitter.com/XI_V] has over 2500 followers.


CubeSat's tweets keep the followers updated about battery voltage, temperature of satellite, photos it has shot and all data.  It has been sending some small images of Earth.
CubeSat is 10x10x10 cm cube and weighs just 1killo has a CMOS Image censor, know more.


This is how the tiny CubeSat looks, Its developed by graduate high school students.

CubeSat XI-IV the world's first tweeting satellite from outer space Image

image: Nakasuka Laboratory

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CubeSat XI-IV also orbits over India.


There are several objects on Earth which have been tweeting and many more to come. Do you have any such device which is always online, that can tweet.

What do you think about it?

8 comments for this post

This is probably the best information I have read on Twitter. Unknown but yet amazing. Thanks Shekhar for this.

Posted on May 11, 2010 at 11:39 AM  

A satellite tweeting from space :) really cool. Now twitter has gone to space even ......

Posted on May 11, 2010 at 12:12 PM  

Many interesting stories have been there about tweeter. Such as astronots of NASA tweet from ISS, A man tweeted under water etc.

Posted on May 11, 2010 at 1:24 PM  

This is pretty interesting Shekhar, and on top of that these graduate students from Japan have also helped Twitter and done a lot of profit to them by making their network stronger

Posted on May 12, 2010 at 12:48 AM  

Yes Shiva, Students do big projects there(many personal satellites), this is why they are advanced in the technology.

Posted on May 12, 2010 at 4:20 AM  

Yes Shiva, Students do big projects there(many personal satellites), this is why they are advanced in the technology.

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 3:35 PM  

A satellite tweeting from space :) really cool. Now twitter has gone to space even ......

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 3:35 PM  

This is probably the best information I have read on Twitter. Unknown but yet amazing. Thanks Shekhar for this.

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 3:35 PM  

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