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Mission type Technology demonstration
Earth observation
Operator Sputnix
COSPAR ID 2014-033H
SATCAT no. 40017
Website At (Russian)
Mission duration Elapsed: 3 years, 2 days
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass 26.2 kg (58 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 19 June 2014, 19:11 (2014-06-19UTC19:11) UTC
Rocket Dnepr
Launch site Dombarovsky
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Eccentricity 0
Perigee 620 km (390 mi)
Apogee 620 km (390 mi)
Inclination 97.9°

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.


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]


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]

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