Adding to the excitement of this Olympic first, the satellite will have two of Japan’s most popular animated figures, Mobile Suite GUNDAM and Char’s ZAKU, on board.
This initiative is part of the Tokyo 2020 One Team Project, launched in August 2017, in which Japan’s leading creators, innovators and performers are invited to express their own interpretations of the vision for the Tokyo 2020 Games.
The Tokyo 2020 G-SATELLITE will be transported to the International Space Station by rocket and launched from there. GUNDAM and ZAKU will be housed in a cubicle alongside an electric bulletin that will appear once the satellite is in orbit.
During the Games, the G-SATELLITE will broadcast images of the planet, display messages on the electric bulletin and film the animated figures.