TabletSat-Aurora

Summary

TableSat-Aurora
Mission typeTechnology demonstration
Earth observation
OperatorSputnix
COSPAR ID2014-033H
SATCAT no.40017
WebsiteAt sputnix.ru (Russian)
Mission durationElapsed: 6 years, 8 months, 13 days
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass26.2 kg (58 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date19 June 2014, 19:11 (2014-06-19UTC19:11) UTC
RocketDnepr
Launch siteDombarovsky
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Eccentricity0
Perigee altitude620 km (390 mi)
Apogee altitude620 km (390 mi)
Inclination97.9°
 

TabletSat-Aurora is a Russian micro-satellite launched in 2014. The satellite is built in shape of hexagonal prism, with 6 foldable solar panels. It is claimed to be the first privately developed satellite in Russian Federation.

Launch

TabletSat-Aurora was launched from Dombarovsky site 13, Russia, on 19 June 2014 by a Dnepr rocket. Two-side communication with Earth was successfully established soon after launch.[1]

Mission

It intended to verify technologies for the future satellite constellation detecting natural disasters.[2] Main payload is the panchromatic photo camera capable of 15m resolution at nadir.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ http://itar-tass.com/nauka/1268351
  2. ^ http://www.sputnix.ru/ru/projects/emergenc-monitoring
  3. ^ http://www.sputnix.ru/ru/projects/microsatellite-demo

External links

  • Gunters space page on TabletSat-Aurora