On Wednesday, an organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games announced a collaborative effort with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and the University of Tokyo to launch model mobile suits from popular anime series Mobile Suit Gundam into space on a satellite in order to broadcast a message cheering on competing athletes. This is perhaps how Amuro and Char intend to vacation after battling with Hello Kitty in a fascinating collaboration.

If you're terrified of the idea of fully primed mobile suits launching into orbit, you can rest easy. The project will actually see two 10-cm tall models (Amuro Ray's RX-78-2 Gundam and Char Aznable's custom MS-06S Zaku II) aboard a micro-satellite (30-cm long and 10-cm wide) and then launched aboard a supply ship to the International Space Station. The "G-satellite", which will be launched next March, will also be carrying an electronic display board to display messages to the athletes. As an added bonus, the Zaku's eye will rotate between the colors of the five Olympic rings

The G-satellite will then depart from the ISS, displaying the mobile suits and bulletin board to send messages of encouragement to the athletes once it enters earth's orbit. The messages will be displayed in different languages and organizers will ask the public to send them in. The message display process and deployment will be recorded by the satellite's on-board camera and then posted to social media outlets.

This may just be one of many upcoming efforts from "ONE TEAM PROJECT", a project that aims to "revitalize" interest in the 2020 Games through collaborations with Japanese creators and innovators.

By - Big Neko.