TabletSat-Aurora

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TableSat-Aurora
Mission typeTechnology demonstration
Earth observation
OperatorSputnix
COSPAR ID2014-033H
SATCAT no.40017
WebsiteAt sputnix.ru (Russian)
Mission durationElapsed: 4 years, 4 months, 29 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
Perigee620 km (390 mi)
Apogee620 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[edit]

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[edit]

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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