MK-1TS

Summary

MK-1TS Micron (Ukrainian: МС-1-ТК Мікрон) is a small Ukrainian microsatellite manufactured by Yuzhmash. MK-1TS was launched on December 24, 2004, at 13:20 from the Plesetsk cosmodrome (Russia) using a Cyclone-3 launch vehicle together with Sich-1M satellite.[1] Both satellites were placed into incorrect orbits due to premature third stage cutoff.

The satellite was active until September 30, 2005.[2]

Purpose

MK-1TS had a small on-board camera (MBTC-VD), to provide digital optical-electronic images in the panchromatic range.[3] One of its tasks was to work out a new system of orientation on the base of a magnetometer and electromagnets without using auxiliary devices.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Tsyklon-2, 3 | 11K67, 11K68 | SL-11, 14, | F-1, 2". www.russianspaceweb.com. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  2. ^ "Technical details for satellite MK-1TS". N2YO.com - Real Time Satellite Tracking and Predictions. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  3. ^ "Мікросупутник дистанційного зондування землі з телевізійною камерою видимого діапазону МС-1-ТК "Мікрон"". www.nkau.gov.ua. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  4. ^ "Аэрокосмический портал Украины / Разработка спутников для дистанционного зондирования Земли". www.space.com.ua. Retrieved 2018-11-13.