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Japan: Tokyo 2020 Committee unveils its first-ever Olympic Satellite

Japan, Tokyo
December 03, 2019 at 09:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) inaugurated a model of its special 'G-Satellite Go to Space', which will orbit the earth during the 2020 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo on Tuesday.

The satellite project is the result of the collaboration between Tokyo 2020, the University of Tokyo, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and a number of aerospace companies from Fukui Prefecture. The 'G-Satellite Go to Space', commissioned specially for the upcoming Games, will be carried to the International Space Station aboard a supply ship in March 2020.

During the Games, the satellite will be broadcasting images of the planet, displaying messages on its electric bulletin board and filming action figures of Japan's most popular anime-inspired robots, Gundam and Zaku, which will be onboard.

The organisers previously said they are planning to make the 2020 Summer Olympics the "most innovative" sporting event to date.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will take place from July 24 to August 9, with the Paralympic Games set to be held from 25 August to September 6.

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The Tokyo Organising Committee of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) inaugurated a model of its special 'G-Satellite Go to Space', which will orbit the earth during the 2020 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo on Tuesday.

The satellite project is the result of the collaboration between Tokyo 2020, the University of Tokyo, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and a number of aerospace companies from Fukui Prefecture. The 'G-Satellite Go to Space', commissioned specially for the upcoming Games, will be carried to the International Space Station aboard a supply ship in March 2020.

During the Games, the satellite will be broadcasting images of the planet, displaying messages on its electric bulletin board and filming action figures of Japan's most popular anime-inspired robots, Gundam and Zaku, which will be onboard.

The organisers previously said they are planning to make the 2020 Summer Olympics the "most innovative" sporting event to date.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will take place from July 24 to August 9, with the Paralympic Games set to be held from 25 August to September 6.

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