Rokot KM at the launch-pad
July 28, in accordance with cyclogram flight to Moscow was 7.19 nominal separation of two spacecraft (SC) "Gonets-M" and SC "MiR" from the upper block (RB) "Breeze-KM '. Spacecraft displayed on the target orbit.
Launching spacecraft was completed in 05.35 GMT with a space rocket "Rokot" with "the Briz-KM" starting from the the Republic of Belarus Plesetsk cosmodrome calculations Forces aerospace defense and specialists rocket and space industry of Russia.
Artist view of the Rokot launch
Spacecraft Gonets M message relay set up by JSC "Information space systems to them. Academician Reshetnev "for multi-functional personal satellite communication system (MSPSS)" messenger-D1M "providing access to communication services at any latitude and longitude, both for fixed and mobile subscribers. Spacecraft designed for communication and data transmission, including the "email", the registration message to the on-board storage device, storage and subsequent transfer to the user. SC also provide a link for subscribers in the overall radio visibility zone, telex and facsimile transmission of messages. In addition to their function is to automatically collect data from various sensors such as burglar and fire alarm systems, environmental sensors, etc. Under the Russian Federal Space Program for 2006-2015. group provides for the deployment of 12 satellites (three of the four spacecraft in the orbital plane). Altitude - 1500 km, inclination to the equatorial plane - 82.5 oz.
Gonets-M message relay
Spacecraft "Peace (Mir)" ("Jubilee-2") was established in JSC "Information Satellite Systems him. Academician Reshetnev. " In the design and construction of the payload of the spacecraft have been actively involved undergraduate and graduate students of Siberian State Aerospace University named after Academician Reshetnev (Siberian State Aerospace University), and also specialists of the Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center, Siberian Branch of RAS. On-board devices are designed and manufactured in the laboratories of Siberian State Aerospace University, in particular angled reflector laser control unit payload, power switching power supply, two small web camera and a camera remote sensing. The spacecraft will be used for educational student projects.
Original text in Russian: http://www.federalspace.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=19363
Images, Text, Credits: Press Service of the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos PAO) / Khrunichev Space Center / Translation: Orbiter.ch.