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Monday, March 12, 2018

The satellite launched from the East, took the first photograph of the Earth

Today, may 11, was made the first inclusion of multispectral optoelectronic complex “Aurora”, installed on the satellite AIST-2D, previously launched from the Baikonur East. The spacecraft made the first orbit of the earth’s surface.

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The experts of Samara rocket and space centre “Progress” note that the system receive and convert information of the target hardware, as well as high-speed radio link for transmitting information to Earth working normally. Staff and operate the motion control system, thermal control and power supply. The sessions are conducted with the satellite ground control complex located in the RCC “Progress”.

The launch of the carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1 a” with three spacecraft on Board was scheduled for April 27, but because the transfer took place the next day. It was the first launch from Vostochny, which was built in the Amur region, near the city of Tsiolkovsky. On 28 April, the rocket successfully launched into orbit a satellite AIST-2D” and “Lomonosov” and SamSat-218 (to establish a stable connection with the past specialists have not yet succeeded). AIST-2D” will be used for remote sensing of the Earth, its resolution is 1.5 meters. Also using this satellite is planned to develop a technology for the control of small spacecraft.

The spacecraft “Lomonosov”, was commissioned by the Moscow state University named after M. V. Lomonosov, also derived into orbit on April 28, will be used to conduct fundamental cosmological studies. The device is equipped with a space telescope to measure the energy spectrum and chemical composition of cosmic rays of extremely high energy from low-earth orbit.

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