Created in KPI satellite will launch into space in March 2017.

Созданный в КПИ спутник запустят в космос в марте 2017 г.

Experts NTUU “KPI” in the framework of the international project QB50 has created a nanosatellite for educational, scientific, and technological applications PolyITAN-2. The device sent to the Netherlands to carry out the final work package, the launch is planned for March 2017, reported on the website of the Aerospace society of Ukraine.

PolyITAN-2 — nanosatellite weighing 1.9 kg. the Name derived from combination of the words “Polytechnic”and the abbreviation “auto technological nanosatellite”. It is an intelligent robot that can recharge and transmit information about the lower layers of the atmosphere — the thermosphere and ionosphere at large distances. All information received will be recorded in the archive of the Central on-Board processor and using the circuit Board of the radio channel be transmitted to Earth and placed in the data banks of all universities participating in the project.

Созданный в КПИ спутник запустят в космос в марте 2017 г.

Photo: the Aerospace society of Ukraine

Nanosatellite PolyITAN-2
Созданный в КПИ спутник запустят в космос в марте 2017 г.

Созданный в КПИ спутник запустят в космос в марте 2017 г.

Photo: the Aerospace society of Ukraine

Nanosatellite PolyITAN-2
Созданный в КПИ спутник запустят в космос в марте 2017 г.

The launch mission is scheduled for March 9, 2017 American launch vehicle Atlas-5, which will have to deliver to the ISS the cargo ship Cygnus. At the same time in low earth orbit, will launch a mass grouping of the 47 small satellites, the functioning of which will last for three months.

A new project financed by the European Commission under the 7th framework programme for the development of scientific research and technology. Ukrainian student nanooptic PolyITAN-2 received 35 thousand dollars. from KALININ Invention Fund. The Brussels Institute von Karman (IFK) took care of the expenses associated with the launch and transportation. The payload for the PolyITAN-2 — FIPEX (Flux-Φ-Probe Experiment) is a structural element of such particulates as atomic and molecular oxygen, nitrogen, and xenon, as a constituent of the low thermosphere, developed the Institute of Technology of Dresden.

It is noted that this is not the first nanosatellite, created in the “KPI”. The first half nanosatellite, was launched on 19 June 2014 rocket carrier “Dnepr”.

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