The received signal with Russia's first private satellite " Tabletsat Aurora ", running from a cluster of 33 small spacecraft on the carrier rocket " Satan ", said Last news authorized organization Sputnix.
The satellite was launched into orbit on the night of Thursday to Friday in the Russian-Ukrainian conversion booster RS-20 " Dnepr " (SS-18 Satan in NATO classification), which was launched from a launch base " Clear " in the South Urals with 33 minisatellites production of 17 countries of the world.
" We made a strong signal from the machine and all the necessary telemetry ", - said the head of the Department.
Advisor to the head of Board on innovative development Fund SKOLKOVO Sergei Zhukov said Last news that " Tabletsat Aurora " successfully opened up solar panels.
in 2012, the Sputnix (a subsidiary of engineering-technological center " ScanEx " ) became the resident of " SKOLKOVO " and received the grant of 29, 5 million roubles (860 thousand dollars) for the development of subsystems for the new device form factor " Tabletsat ". During project implementation it became clear that the team is young innovative organizations can do more: for eight months of work, she prepared to launch the microsatellite " Aurora " for Earth remote sensing.
The project " Aurora " started in October 2013. It is built on the basis of developments of the standard " Tabletsat ", performed within the project of SKOLKOVO and with its support. In the beginning of summer the Satellite was delivered to the Baikonur " Clear " to prepare for launch. The weight of the satellite was 26 kg, the minimum lifetime of the year.
The unit is equipped with high-precision system of orientation and stabilization, as well as optical camera for taking pictures of the Earth from space. Managed by the Device from the mission control center Sputnix in the Russian capital, with the involvement backup affiliate stations in Kaluga and Berlin. The obtained data are expected to apply in the commercial, research, educational and environmental projects. The image will be in demand in agriculture and forestry, and for environmental and natural resource monitoring.