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Payload: Kanopus-V-IK
Secondary payloads: Zond, Zvezda, 4Χ Satbyul Co. satellites, AISSAT-3, Corvus-BC, Lemur+, Tyvak, Flock-2K
Rocket: Soyuz-2-1A 14А14-1А № Т15000-018 (7/136)
Upper stage: Fregat 14С44 № 122-02
Fairing: 14С737
Launch site: Baikonur 17П32-6 (ПУ № 31/6)


State Rocket and Space Research and Production Centre «TsSKB-Progress»
Государственный научно-производственный ракетно-космический центр «ЦСКБ-Прогресс»

Delivery of Soyuz-2-1A to launch site

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Подготовка к транспортировке, транспортировка, сопровождение РН «Союз-2-1а» для запуска КА «Канопус-В-ИК» в эксплуатирующую организацию и возврат спецтранспорта на предприятие Головного исполнителя
18 470 000 Russian ruble
Contract date: 30th March 2015
Contract number: 353-С294/15/53
Contract period: up to 25th December 2015
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Centre for Operation of Land-Based Space Infrastructure (TsENKI)
Центр эксплуатации объектов наземной космической инфраструктуры (ЦЭНКИ)

Launch campaign

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Подготовка и запуск РН «Союз-2-1a» и РБ «Фрегат» с КА «Канопус-В-ИК». Проведение послепусковых работ.
540 311 000 Russian ruble
Contract date: 8th December 2015
Contract number: 924-8700/15/319
Contract period: up to 1st December 2016
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Space Monitoring Systems, Information & Control and Electromechanical
Complexes named after A.G. Iosifian (VNIIEM)

Космические системы мониторинга, информационно-управляющие и электромеханические комплексы имени А.Г. Иосифьяна (ВНИИЭМ)
 
Kanopus-V-IK

Service life: 7 years
Orbit: 510 to 600 kilometres sun-synchronous
Mass: 550±30 kilogrammes

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Создание космического комплекса оперативного мониторинга техногенных и природных чрезвычайных ситуаций и космической системы на его основе в составе двух космических аппаратов (в части работ по созданию и запуску КА «Канопус-В-ИК»)
1 170 690 000 Russian ruble
Contract date: 12th December 2012
Contract number: 016-8700/12
Contract period: up to November 2015
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Re: Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat-M – Kanopus-V-IK – December 2015
« Reply #1 on: 03/13/2015 04:05 PM »
Tender from the Centre for Operation of Land-Based Space Infrastructure (TsENKI) for insurance to cover various launch sites; for preparation and launch of rockets «Proton», «Soyuz», «Zenit»:-
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/223/purchase/public/purchase/info/common-info.html?noticeId=1922237

Direct link to document, dated 29th December 2014:-
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/223/purchase/public/download/download.html?id=10741151

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РКН: КА «Канопус-В-ИК», РН « Союз-2-1а»
Дата запуска: 4 кв. 2015
Страховая сумма (лимит ответственности) млн.руб.: 1 594,00
Страховая премия (максимальный тариф) млн.руб.: 11,1

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Launch: satellite Kanopus-V-IK, rocket Soyuz-2-1a
Launch date: 4th quarter of 2015
The sum insured (limit of liability), million ruble: 1 594,00
Insurance premium (maximum tariff), million ruble: 11,1
« Last Edit: 03/13/2015 10:18 PM by Stan Black »

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Re: Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat-M – Kanopus-V-IK – December 2015
« Reply #2 on: 03/13/2015 04:08 PM »
Tender has been issued by the Federal Space Agency for the delivery of launch vehicle to the launch site.

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Оказание услуг по транспортировке (доставке) ракеты-носителя «Союз-2-1а» для запуска КА «Канопус-В-ИК»
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/epz/order/notice/ep44/view/common-info.html?regNumber=0173100007015000022

1st post updated.
« Last Edit: 03/13/2015 10:17 PM by Stan Black »

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Re: Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat-M – Kanopus-V-IK – December 2015
« Reply #3 on: 04/15/2015 04:24 PM »
The Federal Space Agency has issued a tender for the delivery of a Fregat upper stage and 14С737 fairing to the launch site.

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Подготовка к авиаперевозке, транспортировка на аэродром, авиаперевозка РБ «Фрегат» с ПхО и ГО 14С737 для запуска КА «Канопус-В-ИК», транспортировка в Байконурский филиал ФГУП «НПО им. С.А. Лавочкина»
12 293 600 Russian ruble
Schedule of completion by 25th December 2015.
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/epz/order/notice/ok44/view/common-info.html?regNumber=0173100007015000054

Originally a Rokot was going to be used to launch this satellite, but has now been moved to a Soyuz-2-1a.
http://fcs.vpk.ru/cgi-bin/uis/gk.cgi/ExtDataGk/View/3949178?class_suffix=Gk

I think the tender identifies where they found a rocket. In the documentation is this paragraph:-
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Затраты по данной статье на 2015 год составляют 223,0 тыс.руб. и предусмотрены на страхование груза в период транспортировки (0,056% от себестоимости изделий по ГК от 09.04.2013г. № 361-С022/13/132 – 69 813,3 тыс.руб. и ГК от 16.05.2011г. № 361-1188/11 – 328 466,0 тыс.руб., в соответствии с п. 3.4 Требований к транспортировке РБ «Фрегат» с ПхО и ГО 14С737 для запуска КА «Канопус-В-ИК»).

It makes reference to the contracts for Rezonans.

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=32950.msg1102022#msg1102022

№ 361-С022/13/132
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/epz/contract/contractCard/common-info.html?reestrNumber=0173100007011000314
№ 361-1188/11
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/epz/contract/contractCard/common-info.html?reestrNumber=0173100007013000151

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Re: Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat-M – Kanopus-V-IK – December 2015
« Reply #4 on: 04/16/2015 04:02 AM »
do you know if they might fly secondary payloads with Kanopus-V-IK so extra ballast wont be needed because of switch to more capable launcher??
edit: nevermind
« Last Edit: 04/16/2015 04:06 AM by russianhalo117 »

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Re: Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat-M – Kanopus-V-IK – December 2015
« Reply #5 on: 04/16/2015 08:26 PM »
do you know if they might fly secondary payloads with Kanopus-V-IK so extra ballast wont be needed because of switch to more capable launcher??
edit: nevermind

For Zond see here:-
http://www.vniiem.ru/ru/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=469:-lr&catid=37:spaceprograms&Itemid=62

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Re: Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat-M – Kanopus-V-IK – 26th February 2016
« Reply #6 on: 05/22/2015 08:47 AM »
An article in the May 11 SpaceNews says that

"Aquila Space, the firm responsible for building, launching and operating satellites in the Landmapper constellations, plans to send the first two spacecraft into sun-synchronous orbit Feb. 26 on a Soyuz rocket from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome. Aquila Space obtained the launch contract through JSC Glavkosmos, an affiliate of the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, that arranges flight opportunities for secondary payloads."

These may be 6U or 16 U cubesats.
Any idea which launch?
and which February 26? ???
Progress MS-2 (No. 432) is the only Soyuz launch in February of 2016, but that's not sun synchronous.

Should that launch then be moved to 2016-02-26?

Yes, if they really fly with Kanopus-V-IK. Launch of four satellites from SatByul Co. LTD was also ordered through Glavkosmos.

Another variant is that they will fly with Meteor-M No. 2-1, but I doubt.
« Last Edit: 05/22/2015 08:51 AM by Stan Black »

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Re: Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat-M – Kanopus-V-IK – 26th February 2016
« Reply #7 on: 10/22/2015 03:53 PM »
Some additional passengers:-
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проведение работ в обеспечение запуска КА «AISSat-3» в качестве попутной полезной нагрузки с КА «Канопус-В-ИК».
проведение работ в обеспечение запуска КА «Corvus-BC» в качестве попутной полезной нагрузки с КА «Канопус-В-ИК».
проведение работ в обеспечение запуска ПН «Lemur+» в качестве попутной полезной нагрузки с КА «Канопус-В-ИК».
проведение работ в обеспечение запуска ПН «Tyvak» в качестве попутной полезной нагрузки с КА «Канопус-В-ИК».
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru
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Re: Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat-M – Kanopus-V-IK – December 2015
« Reply #8 on: 10/29/2015 03:57 PM »
The Federal Space Agency has issued a tender for the delivery of a Fregat upper stage and 14С737 fairing to the launch site.

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Подготовка к авиаперевозке, транспортировка на аэродром, авиаперевозка РБ «Фрегат» с ПхО и ГО 14С737 для запуска КА «Канопус-В-ИК», транспортировка в Байконурский филиал ФГУП «НПО им. С.А. Лавочкина»
12 293 600 Russian ruble
Schedule of completion by 25th December 2015.
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/epz/order/notice/ok44/view/common-info.html?regNumber=0173100007015000054

Originally a Rokot was going to be used to launch this satellite, but has now been moved to a Soyuz-2-1a.
http://fcs.vpk.ru/cgi-bin/uis/gk.cgi/ExtDataGk/View/3949178?class_suffix=Gk

I think the tender identifies where they found a rocket. In the documentation is this paragraph:-
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Затраты по данной статье на 2015 год составляют 223,0 тыс.руб. и предусмотрены на страхование груза в период транспортировки (0,056% от себестоимости изделий по ГК от 09.04.2013г. № 361-С022/13/132 – 69 813,3 тыс.руб. и ГК от 16.05.2011г. № 361-1188/11 – 328 466,0 тыс.руб., в соответствии с п. 3.4 Требований к транспортировке РБ «Фрегат» с ПхО и ГО 14С737 для запуска КА «Канопус-В-ИК»).

It makes reference to the contracts for Rezonans.

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=32950.msg1102022#msg1102022

№ 361-С022/13/132
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/epz/contract/contractCard/common-info.html?reestrNumber=0173100007011000314
№ 361-1188/11
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/epz/contract/contractCard/common-info.html?reestrNumber=0173100007013000151

A tender has been issued for insurance of the Soyuz rocket, during transportation to the launch site. It also makes reference to the Rezonans rocket contract, and price.
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/223/purchase/public/download/download.html?id=17312931
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/223/purchase/public/purchase/info/documents.html?noticeId=2972941

Rocket has factory number 7/136. Anik lists this as serial number Т15000-018.

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Re: Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat-M – Kanopus-V-IK – 26th February 2016
« Reply #9 on: 11/10/2015 04:05 PM »
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оказание услуги по согласованию возможности присвоения радиочастот для космических аппаратов «AISSat-3», «Flock-2k», «Lemur+», «Tyvak», «Corvus-BC», запускаемых в качестве попутной полезной нагрузки с КА «Канопус–В–ИК» с учетом состояния координации частотных присвоений спутниковых сетей с отечественными спутниковыми сетями
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1.1 Основание для выполнения работы:   
контракт № 1240214045 от 19.06.2015 между SFL Inc. (Норвегия/Канада) с одной стороны, и ОАО «Главкосмос» с другой стороны (далее по тексту контракт № 1240214045);
контракт № 55 от 29.06.2015 между Planet Labc Inc. (США) с одной стороны, и ОАО «Главкосмос» с другой стороны (далее по тексту контракт № 55);
контракт № 56 от 24.07.2015 между ECM GmbH. (Германия) с одной стороны, и ОАО «Главкосмос» с другой стороны (далее по тексту контракт № 56);
контракт № 57 от 24.07.2015 между ECM GmbH. (Германия) с одной стороны, и ОАО «Главкосмос» с другой стороны (далее по тексту контракт № 57);
контракт № 49 от 22.07.2015 между Aquila Space Inc. (США) с одной стороны, и ОАО «Главкосмос» с другой стороны (далее по тексту контракт № 49);
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/223/purchase/public/purchase/info/common-info.html?noticeId=2998353
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Re: Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat-M – Kanopus-V-IK – 2016
« Reply #10 on: 12/04/2015 06:06 PM »
The Federal Space Agency has issued a tender for the launch campaign, to the Centre for Operation of Land-Based Space Infrastructure (TsENKI).
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Подготовка и запуск РН «Союз-2-1a» и РБ «Фрегат» с КА «Канопус-В-ИК». Проведение послепусковых работ.
540 311 000 Russian ruble
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/epz/order/notice/ep44/view/common-info.html?regNumber=0173100007015000137

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Re: Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat-M – Kanopus-V-IK – 2016
« Reply #11 on: 02/04/2016 02:38 AM »
From Plan of Russian space launches (part 2), updated January 30, 2016:
Second quarter – Kanopus-V-IK, Zond, Zvezda, Four satellites from SatByul Co. LTD, Two Corvus-BC, AISSat-3, Lemur+, Tyvark, MKA Mayak, МKA-N, Flock-2k – Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat-M – Baikonur, 31/6

Posted by Vladislav Gooba on Seesat-l on January 28, 2016:
OT: Some details about Russian amateur Mayak satellite
The satellite will carry 4x 4-meter metallized membrane reflectors with 95% reflectivity, and its visual magnitude as the satellite tumbles may peak at -10!
See his post for more details.
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Re: Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat-M – Kanopus-V-IK – 2016
« Reply #12 on: 07/01/2016 06:47 AM »
A tender for insurance from TsENKI shows launch in 3rd quarter 2016.
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/223/purchase/public/purchase/info/common-info.html?noticeId=3920012

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Re: Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat-M – Kanopus-V-IK – 2016
« Reply #13 on: 07/07/2016 09:04 PM »
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Third quarter – Kanopus-V-IK, Zond, Zvezda, Four satellites from SatByul Co. LTD, Two Corvus-BC, AISSat-3, Lemur+, Tyvark, MKA Mayak, МKA-N, Flock-2k – Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat-M – Baikonur, 31/6

Looks like this launch is scheduled for November 2016, according to CEO of "Dauria Aerospace" (manufacturer of two MKA-N sats):
http://tass.ru/kosmos/3335592
- "... we hope for a November launch ... From Baikonur, along with Kanopus V IK "

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Re: Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat-M – Kanopus-V-IK – December 22, 2016
« Reply #14 on: 09/02/2016 11:12 AM »
Launch now schedule for December 22, 2016.

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Re: Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat-M – Kanopus-V-IK – December 22, 2016
« Reply #15 on: 10/20/2016 12:25 PM »
According to Anataly Zak, delayed to 2017.

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Re: Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat-M – Kanopus-V-IK and others – 2017
« Reply #16 on: 03/18/2017 06:57 PM »
According to ECM (link) the launch is planned Q2 2017. The ECM website also shows a rendering of the payload stag.

I also stumbled accross this:NLspace article about Planetlabs.
Most likely the 48 planetlab Doves are manifested on this launch.

Edit:
Most likely they are part of ISL11. Link ISISPACE 11th anniversary i think they are the two plates with six Quadpack cubesat deployers.
(ECM changed the picture to show only their deployers.)

Edit2: This is a little odd: Twitter ISL 2xCORVUS BC (6U.XL)
But it comfirms that ISL11 and ECM01 both are part of the Kanopus-V-IK Soyuz launch.
« Last Edit: 05/12/2017 09:40 AM by Rik ISS-fan »

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Re: Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat-M – Kanopus-V-IK and others – 2017
« Reply #17 on: 03/18/2017 07:07 PM »
According to ECM (link) the launch is planned Q2 2017.

According to the Plan of Russian space launches thread, 29 June.
April 29 - EchoStar-21
June 29 - Kanopus-V-IK
http://www.interfax.ru/russia/552008

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Re: Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat-M – Kanopus-V-IK and others – 2017
« Reply #18 on: 06/09/2017 02:55 PM »
Launch scheduled for July 14th, according to Roscosmos:


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Сегодня на космодром Байконур доставлен космический аппарат «Канопус-В-ИК». Пуск запланирован на 14 июля 2017 г
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According to Roscosmos there are 72 small satellites (from 1U-cubesat to a satellite with 120kg) on board, including five Russians.
The foreign satellites are from USA, Germany, Japan, Canada and Norway.
The Russians are
- two MKA-N [МКА-Н]
- three, buildt by students, - Iskra-MAI- 85 [Искра-МАИ-85]
                                        - Mayak [Маяк]
                                        - Ecuador UTE-YuZGU [Эквадор UTE-ЮЗГУ]

https://www.roscosmos.ru/23665/

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- three, buildt by students, - Iskra-MAI- 85 [Искра-МАИ-85]

Any relation to DOSAAF-85?
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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- three, buildt by students, - Iskra-MAI- 85 [Искра-МАИ-85]

Any relation to DOSAAF-85?

Unlikely, as  Iskra-MAI-85 is 3U Cubesat

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According to Roscosmos there are 72 small satellites (from 1U-cubesat to a satellite with 120kg) on board, including five Russians.
The foreign satellites are from USA, Germany, Japan, Canada and Norway.
The Russians are
- two MKA-N [МКА-Н]
- three, buildt by students, - Iskra-MAI- 85 [Искра-МАИ-85]
                                        - Mayak [Маяк]
                                        - Ecuador UTE-YuZGU [Эквадор UTE-ЮЗГУ]

https://www.roscosmos.ru/23665/

"Spamsats". :(

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1 link says more than a lot of words:
https://twitter.com/ISILaunch/status/856814502079340545

and:
http://www.ecm-space.de/index.php/about-us/news

So in total 73 77 satellites! 72 of them are cubesats?

With help from SkyRocket; Gunter's Space Page I think we can identify all satellites.
Tbd is the amount of Dove's and Lemur's. There are 19 satellites named on Gunter's.
Add 48 Dove's and 68 Lemur's and you end up with 73 75 satellites. +2x CICERO = 77

Edit: Link 3: http://glavkosmos.com/news/glavkosmos-conducts-launch-campaign-for-72-smallsats/

[off topic: Other news from Glavkosmos (Soyuz-2{ST}): a joint venture with KOSMOTRAS (Rockot Dnepr), GK Launch Services. I wonder how GK Launch Services and Ariane-group/space (EUROCKOT/Starlem) relate to each other. Will these EU-Russia joint ventures keep operating or are they ending operations?

Edit: Link4: orbitalsystems.de

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NORSAT-1, NORSAT-2,CICERO-1, CICERO-2, CICERO-3, NanoACE
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http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/messages/forum14/topic14042/message1658900/#message1658900

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- three, buildt by students, - Iskra-MAI- 85 [Искра-МАИ-85]

Any relation to DOSAAF-85?

Unlikely, as  Iskra-MAI-85 is 3U Cubesat

I think it's just that a bunch of Soviet-founded organizations are celebrating their 85th anniversary around now...
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From Plan of Russian space launches (part 2), updated January 30, 2016:
Second quarter – Kanopus-V-IK, Zond, Zvezda, Four satellites from SatByul Co. LTD, Two Corvus-BC, AISSat-3, Lemur+, Tyvark, MKA Mayak, МKA-N, Flock-2k – Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat-M – Baikonur, 31/6

Posted by Vladislav Gooba on Seesat-l on January 28, 2016:
OT: Some details about Russian amateur Mayak satellite
The satellite will carry 4x 4-meter metallized membrane reflectors with 95% reflectivity, and its visual magnitude as the satellite tumbles may peak at -10!
See his post for more details.


As I have noted elsewhere, this has the potential to make astronomers unhappy.
The 4 reflectors are 4  *square* meters, and triangular, so size more like  4 x 2 m each.
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From Roscosmos, solar panel tests in the Kanopus-V-IK spacecraft:
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Russia may launch the brightest 'star' in the sky

Published June 30, 2017 
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Russia is set to launch potentially the brightest artificial object in the night sky, which could outshine everything except for the Moon, starting next month.


http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/30/russia-may-launch-brightest-star-in-sky.html

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I'd like to remind people that this is not the first attempt of Russia to create an artificial star :) Before Mayak, there were Znamya 2 and Znamya 2.5 in 1993 and 1999. Znamya 2 was successful, but Znamya 2.5 got stuck into one of the Mir antennas and failed. Znamya 3 was also planned, but never built.

And yes, astronomers complained back then too: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/137343.stm


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Pictures of satellite integration (Kanopus-V-IK and Cube/nano/micro-satellites) with the Fregat:


https://www.roscosmos.ru/23733/
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A case of chose your side here over this particular object.

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"We fight so hard for dark skies in and around our planet,” Nick Howes, an astronomer and former deputy director of the Kielder Observatory in Northumberland, told IFLScience. “To see this being potentially ruined by some ridiculous crowdfunded nonsense makes my heart simply despair.”

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Alex Shaenko, the project leader, told IFLScience previously that it “will not be a problem,” adding that there “are a lot of spacecraft flying in the night sky, some even brighter than Mayak.” That’s true to an extent, but a lot of these can be easily tracked and corrected for.

http://www.iflscience.com/space/a-russian-mission-to-create-a-new-star-will-launch-in-two-weeks/
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A good question we need to ask is: Do we really need a space mirror?

The Soviet Union did plan to build these in order to illuminate cold Siberian cities with less light during the winter, and to improve farm production... So they researched this during 70s and 80s, and implemented the Znamya project in 90s.

Apparently the Mayak creators have nothing to do with the original goals of the projects. They just want this as a public stunt. Which in itself is good.

The one thing I wonder is... why a space mirror, why not test Solar Sailing?

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A good question we need to ask is: Do we really need a space mirror?

The Soviet Union did plan to build these in order to illuminate cold Siberian cities with less light during the winter, and to improve farm production... So they researched this during 70s and 80s, and implemented the Znamya project in 90s.

Apparently the Mayak creators have nothing to do with the original goals of the projects. They just want this as a public stunt. Which in itself is good.

The one thing I wonder is... why a space mirror, why not test Solar Sailing?

Yes a publicity stunt that judging by Twitter has done nothing but annoy astronomers both professional and amateur.

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News from GLAVKOSMOS; Smallsats have been integrated with Fregat
The article also contains a payload list.

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Here's the list of satellites. 72 microsats and cubesats all together.

Flying Laptop microsat (Germany)
TechnoSat microsat (Germany)
WNISAT-1R microsat (Japan)
NORSAT-1 microsat (Norway/Canada)
NORSAT-2 microsat (Norway/Canada)
48 Dove 3U CubeSats as part of Flock-2k (USA)
3 CICERO 6U CubeSats (USA)
2 Corvus-BC 6U CubeSats (USA)
8 LEMUR 3U CubeSats (USA)
NanoACE 3U CubeSat (USA)
Mayak 3U CubeSat (Moscow Polytechnic University, Russia)
Iskra-MAI-85 3U CubeSat (Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia)
Equador UTE-SWSU 1U CubeSat (Southwest State University, Russia)
2 MKA-N 6U CubeSats (DAURIA Aerospace, Russia)
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I've counted the ISIS QuadPacks and ECM Deployers.
I came to 2x plates with 6xQP, so 12x Quadpacks; and
two plates with (ECM) Astrofein PSL-P (PicoSatellite Launch Pack; 12U), one with 3 deployers and one with 2. So 5x PSL-P .
This is in total 17x 12U = 204U.

I've also calculated the total U-volume of the satellites. this is 220U.

ECM looks to have three PSL-P's with 4 doors; one with 2 and one with 3.
So they launch 3x 6U and 14x 3U (or a 1U)

The clue is in comparing this image from ECM (also attatched to the first post) with the last picture from Roskosmos.

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It looks like I've overlooked a plate beneath FlyingLaptop. This blogpost from planet indicates that all 48 doves are integrated inside 12 QP. From a ISL tweet we know that the two Corvus-BC (6U) are integrated inside a QP.
In the blog, planet also stated that CST arranged the launch. DAURIA aerospace is one of the partners of CST.
Aren't the Corvus-BC and MKA-N practicality the same? Could they also have been integrated inside a QP.
If this is correct ISL11 involves 48 doves (12 QP) and 2QP with two 6U.
The new total is 19x a 12U deployer, 228U.

There also looks to be a deployer inside the structure beneath Kanopus-V-IK. This could also be a deployment controller.
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On July 9, 2017, in the assembly and testing building of platform 31 of the Baikonur cosmodrome, the specialists of the companies of Roscosmos completed the operations on the docking of the space head with the third stage of the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket in preparation for the launch of the spacecraft Canopus- B-IC "and a cluster of 72 small satellites of the associated load.

On July 10, work is planned on the general assembly of the space rocket (RKN), consideration by the state commission of the results of the preparation of ILV and ground equipment, as well as the decision on the export of the Soyuz-2.1a rocket to the launch pad.

The launch of the Soyuz-2.1a rocket with the Kanopus-V-IK spacecraft is scheduled for July 14, 2017 at 09:36 Moscow time from site # 31 of the Baikonur cosmodrome. The "Fregat" upper stage will ensure the removal of the "Kanopus-V-IK" spacecraft and associated small satellites into three different orbits.

Photos by КЦ «Южный»/ЦЭНКИ/РОСКОСМОС

https://www.roscosmos.ru/23744/
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https://www.roscosmos.ru/23744/
good to read T15000-018 and 122-02

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planned launch time 06:36:49
https://www.roscosmos.ru/23687/
planned orbit 97.44°  478,6x522,5 km
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"Soyuz-2.1A" is ready for transport to the launch complex
https://www.roscosmos.ru/23753/
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Kanopus V No.1       22.07.2012 06:41:39
Kanopus V IK No.1  14.07.2017 06:36:49
Kanopus V IK 1 originally built as Kanopus V No. 2
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The launch vehicle was transported to the launch pad - https://www.roscosmos.ru/23756/
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Information on Kanopus-V-IK and the launch time line can be found at https://www.roscosmos.ru/23687/.

This is a very complex mission with 7 burns for the Fregat to put the satellites in 3 different polar orbits. However the timing given for the release of the final batch of 48 satellites and the de-orbit burn looks suspect - there's a 4+ hours wait after reaching the 3rd orbit. I wonder if there's a time zone error and the final 3 entries are 3 hours earlier than listed here?  :-\
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In the video at 1:18-1:42 you can see a very good view of the rarely-seen pivot points (I'm assuming) for the Soyuz's T/E.
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 Doubt I'll be up for this one, but it looks like there will be coverage.

  http://www.russian.space/306/

 Прямая трансляция запуска «Союз-2.1а»/«Фрегат»/«Канопус-В-ИК»
 
Начало трансляции:       07:30:00 14 июля 2017 (Московское время)
Время запуска:              09:36:49 14 июля 2017 (Московское время)
Окончание трансляции:   09:50:00 14 июля 2017 (Московское время)

The live broadcast of the launch of Soyuz-2.1a / Fregat / Canopus-V-IC
 
Start of broadcast: 07:30:00 on July 14, 2017 (Moscow time)
Start time: 09:36:49 14 July 2017 (Moscow time)
The end of the broadcast: 09:50:00 July 14, 2017 (Moscow time)

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In this video at 3:40 the missing plate is visible. It contains a ISL Quadpack (2x Corvus-BC) and two 6U deployers, most likely also from ISILaunch and containing the two MKA-N 6U cubesats.
So 13x Quadpacks, 2x 6U, 5x PSL-P, are the cubesat deployers used.
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move for live coverage?
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move for live coverage?

Typically they will move it once inside 24 hours until launch.

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move for live coverage?

Typically they will move it once inside 24 hours until launch.
I guess the other, unspoken part of the question is...will the launch be web cast live?  That usually is the other determinant for move to live coverage.

That of Kanopus-V 1 was, and was covered here in this thread: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=19512.0
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move for live coverage?

Typically they will move it once inside 24 hours until launch.
I guess the other, unspoken part of the question is...will the launch be web cast live?  That usually is the other determinant for move to live coverage.

That of Kanopus-V 1 was, and was covered here in this thread: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=19512.0
This is only broadcast ive found.
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TsENKI says they will be covering it
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Moved for live coverage it is then.  ;)
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TsENKI showing what I assume to be pre launch footage. 1 hr 40 min to launch.
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view of the lifter
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closeup of fairing
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Re: LIVE: Soyuz-2-1A/Fregat-M – Kanopus-V-IK and others – Jul
« Reply #62 on: 07/14/2017 05:09 AM »
Appears to be fuelling with people walking around the base of the rocket??? Or am I missing something...

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gantry arms(?) retracting.
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Nothing much, just people meters from a fuelled rocket
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Working on two of the cubesats.
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T-40 minutes. Showing one of the microsats.
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Cubesat deployer.

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Some of the cubesats.
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Japanese microsat.

Fregat.
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First stage and fairing separation.
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Third stage cutoff and separation.
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Fregat ignition.
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We've gone back to the pad.
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I thinks that's the end of the webcast. We'll have to wait on Roscosmos to see if the Fregat burn and satellite deployments are successful.
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Great coverage! Btw, webcast is still live on http://online.roscosmos.ru
Edit: It ended the moment I posted this 😕
« Last Edit: 07/14/2017 06:58 AM by starbase »

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That's typical for Russian webcasts. They end soon after third stage sep and never cover the burns of the upper stages

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ROSKOSMOS.  LV "SOYUZ-2.1A" WITH SC "KANOPUS-V-IC" SUCCESSFULLY STARTED WITH BIKONON COSMODROM

 07.14.2017 09:50

On July 14, 2017 at 9:36 Moscow time from the Baikonur cosmodrome the Soyuz-2.1a launcher successfully launched with the space probe (KA) of the Earth remote sensing system Kanopus-V-IC and a group of small satellites from 72 Federal contracts and contracts of the Glavkosmos.

In accordance with the flight program in 8 minutes 48 seconds of flight, the head unit separated from the third stage of the launch vehicle and the Fregat upper stage proceeded to form the first transient orbit for the output of the Canopus-V-IR spacecraft to the target orbit.

 The "Fregat" upper stage (developed by Lavochkin NPO) has a unique propulsion system, and it will have to perform a complicated program for launching the Canopus-V-IC spacecraft and 72 small spacecraft into three different orbits.  Separation of spacecraft in the first target orbit ("Canopus-V-IC") is planned at 10:38 Moscow time.  At the second stage, from 12:01 to 12:26 Moscow time, it is planned to separate 24 small devices.  At the next stage, from 17:18 to 17:41 Moscow time, 48 spacecraft are supposed to be withdrawn in the third target orbit.  The program of the work of the "Fregat" RB will be completed by its reduction from orbit by flooding in the water area of ​​the Indian Ocean at approximately 18:18 Moscow time.

The head organization-developer of spacecraft "Kanopus-V" is JSC "Corporation VNIIEM".  The operator of the space system is the Scientific Center for Operational Earth Monitoring of JSC Russian Space Systems.  Control over the flight of spacecraft is carried out by the Flight Control Center (PMU).

The target use of the space complex "Kanopus-V" is carried out in accordance with the applications of consumers for obtaining information on Earth remote sensing.  Reception, processing and dissemination of satellite information is carried out by the centers of ROSKOSMOSA (Scientific Center for Operative Earth Monitoring) and Roshydromet (FGBU "Research Center" Planet ").  The information received from the satellite is in demand by Russian and foreign consumers and is used to solve practical problems.

 "Canopus-V-IC" is the second device in the space complex "Canopus-B".  The spacecraft for operational monitoring of technogenic and natural emergencies "Canopus-V-IC" is designed to solve operational problems:

 Monitoring of man-made and natural emergencies, including spontaneous hydrometeorological phenomena;

 Detection of forest fires with an area of ​​25 m2, large emissions of pollutants into the natural environment;

 Monitoring of agricultural activities, natural (including water and coastal) resources;

 Land use;

 Observations of specified areas of the earth's surface;

 Mapping;

 Updating of topographic maps.


https://www.roscosmos.ru/23764/

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Kanopus-V-IK successfully separated.
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Is there an exact launch time ?

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Roscosmos confirmed via twitter that 24 small satellites have been released successfully.

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Via SpaceFlight101: Flying Laptop & NorSat-1 have already checked in with ground stations.

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Roscosmos has updated the link jacqmans already posted, now photos from the launch are available

https://www.roscosmos.ru/23764/
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Yay, I got in touch with the guys running the Mayak project via Facebook. They're very nice and passionate. They said Mayak has separated from the rocket... but now we wait for NORAD to confirm its orbit. When NORAD assigns a number, the mobile apps will start working. You will be able to get the apps from here:

http://cosmomayak.ru
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Nice Roscosmos picture of the Korolyov cross:
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Some of the cubesats.
pic 17 shows "Mayak"
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While we're waiting for Dove satellites to get released, Roscosmos showed us a nice photo of the rocket on the pad. The photo has been taken by Resurs-P Number 1 satellite.

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The 48 Dove satellites should begin separation right now. Awaiting for confirmation :)

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The Dove release sequence should have ended. Now we just wait for news, hopefully good :)

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Huge congrats!  That's a great leap for Soyuz and the smallsat market!

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Roscosmos now officially confirmed mission success:

https://www.roscosmos.ru/23768/

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Congratulations to Roscosmos for the successful launch!
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First signal acquired from the NorSat-2 also.
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A couple of nice launch shots. Fingers crossed we get truly hi-res images later.

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The small satellites 'TechnoSat' and 'Flying Laptop' are successfully launched into space
 
14 July 2017


On 14 July 2017At 08:36 CEST, the two research satellites 'Flying Laptop' and 'TechnoSat' were successfully launched to space on board a Russian Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome. The development, construction and launch of TechnoSat and the launch of Flying Laptop were financed by the Space Administration at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fόr Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) with funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. As well as testing new technologies under space conditions, the small satellites are also educational training missions – doctoral students developed, constructed and qualified the satellites for their flight to space and undergraduate students supported this process with their dissertations. "For us, practical training for young engineers is an important aspect of these small satellite missions. Another is the chance to test technologies. Many manufacturers, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), would like to test their aerospace technology and components for future satellites directly in orbit under space conditions. But up to now, such missions have been very costly. Small satellites could turn things around in this respect," stresses Christian Nitzschke, programme manager at the Department of Technology for Aerospace Systems and Robotics in the DLR Space Administration, who is responsible for the missions.

The ‘TechnoSat’ nanosatellite will test seven experiments

"Before new technical components are used in future space missions, they must be tested in orbit. Thanks to their limited size and weight and the use of advanced components from the areas of information and communications technology and the automotive industry, nanosatellites can make space missions more efficient," explains project manager Merlin Barschke from the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin). Seven experimental payloads are installed on the octagonal TechnoSat nanosatellite (which weighs in at approximately 20 kilograms), whose function and performance will be tested in orbit.

Orienting the satellites and determining their position

Also on board is an innovative concept developed by TU Berlin for orienting satellites – the Fluid-Dynamic Actuator. Instead of an electric motor, an electromagnetic pump is used, which channels a liquid metal through a circular canal, allowing the satellite to be quickly and precisely oriented. Conventional, electric motor-driven reaction wheels developed by TU Berlin are also being tested in parallel. In addition, the STELLA star tracker developed by the University of Wόrzburg must also demonstrate its functional capability by determining the position of the satellite based on the position of the brightest stars.

The team will also test the HISPICO S-Band Transmitter, a joint project of TU Berlin and IQ wireless GmbH. It is designed to transmit higher data volumes from orbit to the ground station than current radio connections allow. For this purpose, the TechnoSat camera will take photographs, which will be sent via the S-Band Transmitter to Earth and will also be used for public relations work. The laser retroreflectors, developed jointly by the TU Berlin, the Helmholtz Centre in Potsdam and the Austrian Academy of Sciences, will measure the satellite orbit with precision. To do this, a laser beam will be directed from the ground station to the satellite, and the time that elapses until the beam is reflected back to Earth will be measured. This experiment is intended to show that small, lower-cost, commercial reflectors can be used for this application. The SOLID (Solar panel based Impact Detector) in-situ sensor developed at the DLR Institute of Space Systems will also be tested in orbit. In future, SOLID will record the prevalence of space debris and micrometeorites in space and improve existing simulation models.

Flying Laptop – a small satellite as a training and test mission

"The 'Flying Laptop' project offers both undergraduate and doctoral students a fantastic opportunity to put learned theory into practice and gain project experience in a real space mission. So far, more than 150 student dissertations and over 20 doctoral papers have been written in connection with this project," reports Sabine Klinkner, project manager at the University of Stuttgart. The 110-kilogram ‘Flying Laptop’ small satellite was developed and constructed by post-graduate and undergraduate students at the university's Institute of Space Systems. The necessary infrastructure for the construction, qualification and operation of small satellites in general was also created as part of the development of the satellite. In addition to a large clean room for the integration of satellites, an optics laboratory and a thermal-vacuum chamber, the ground station with a control segment at the University of Stuttgart was also set up and a satellite simulation environment was developed.

Testing innovative technologies in space

The satellite platform itself forms the main component of the technology testing in space. It has a system for high-precision attitude control and three solar panels that generate approximately 270 watts. A series of innovative systems that will also be tested in orbit are also on board. These include an innovative unfolding mechanism for the solar panels, a new type of on-board computer system and the OSIRIS data transmission system, which will demonstrate high data transmission speeds via an infrared laser link. In cooperation with the company TESAT, a payload data communications system in the S-band frequency range has been developed. An innovative operating and security concept has also been developed in cooperation with Airbus Defence and Space in Friedrichshafen.

Furthermore, for the mission objective of Earth observation an innovative, multi-spectral  camera system will observe the Earth from different angles. With these images, the vegetation will be examined to, for example, study the dissemination of introduced plant species. In addition, with the aid of Automatic Identification System (AIS) receivers provided by the DLR Institute of Space Systems in Bremen, it will also be possible to received signals from ships. The combination with the photographs taken by the satellite is new, as the real position of the ships can now be compared with the signals received. Furthermore, in cooperation with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the star trackers built into the satellite will be used to look for so-called near-Earth objects (NEOs). Asteroids within Earth’s orbit that are barely visible from the ground will be detected.

To conclude the Flying Laptop mission, a de-orbit mechanism will ensure that the satellite burns up in the atmosphere within the 25-year time limit imposed by the United Nations to avoid the formation of additional space debris.

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I'm pretty sure I just saw Mayak fly over the Portland, Oregon metro area.  To my eye it wasn't quite as bright as Jupiter, but it was almost impossible to miss due to it's rapid movement(I wasn't even looking for it).  Anybody know if it was actually there, or did I see something else?

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Here's information on Heavens above about Mayak's visible passes:

http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=42830&lat=55.7024&lng=37.6611&loc=Unspecified&alt=132&tz=RFTm3

I'd also suggest you to follow VKontakte's page - this social network is more popular than Facebook in Russia and that's why there are more commenters (Apparently the site is blocked here somewhay)

People on Astronomy.ru forum report different information about Mayak. Concerning yesterday's passes:

Alexander Repnoy reports he has seen KANOPUS-V-IK NORAD #42825 for about two minutes with a binocular. The satellite was hard to see. As for Mayak, he wasn't able to see anything.

The user 1212Lupus also reports he couldn't see Mayak. He reminds us that Mayak has no radio link with the Earth to inform us if the commands were executed successfully and the mirror has been deployed. If the mirror deploys, people would be able to see it and the orbit would change rapidly compared to the orbits of other satellites.
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Two people on Astronomy.ru forum: Alexrama and Troublefinder tried to see Mayak with a naked eye during a planned pass over Moscow.

Nothing was seen.

Someone on VKontakte named Andrey Kirsenko said however he has noticed two bright flashes and he things it could have been Mayak.
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Morning! It looks that last night Alexander Repnoy from the Russan Astronomy.ru forum has at long last seen Mayak. A very rough translation:

At 0057 Kiev time UT + 3 I first noticed KANOPUS-V-IK in theatrical binoculars in the Small Bear next to the North Star. At that moment his glitter was about 6-7m. As it went through the constellation of the Dragon, on the approach to Lira (Vega), its brightness began to increase steadily. Next to Lira at 0058 it gained brightness to about 3-4m, then the brightness began to decrease smoothly before entering the shadow of the Earth. There were no bright flashes. The height of its span in my area was 76 ° above the western horizon. After that, already at 0059 all the same in Small bear next to the Polar Star I saw Mayak (NORAD # 42830). Yes-yes, it was it, because the exact trajectory and time converged with the calculated ones. At that moment, its brightness was also at the level of 6-7m, that is, very weak. But when it went in Draco constellation, it quickly, but gradually gained brightness to about 3m, then quickly reduced the brightness to a minimum and I did not see it even with binoculars. But when it was in Draco's head I noticed its sharp glare with brightness of about 0-1m, white color and duration not more than one second. Subsequently I was not able to see it even in binoculars, in Lira near Vega. I did not see other objects from this series. Today, I'll sign up for Satobs org (seesat). I'll tell you so. The calculated brightness of the Mayak stated by Heavens-Above is not true, at least for now. There are also no bright flashes every second. Yes, it is quite possible that somewhere at some point on Earth it may be flashing up to -10m or even brighter than the Moon, but not with us. It's not even the brighness of Venus, so far is not impressive. Although it's still interesting to watch it! I will continue to look.

Another user, Mevo, also reports seeing Mayak next to Simferopol.
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Wasn't Mayak expected to keep a 3-axis-oriented attitude for around 4 weeks before it was intentionally placed into a tumble? If so, this latter regime would provide frequent flash opportunities, but while it keeps a fixed orientation, large magnitude passes would be quite rare.
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http://tass.ru/kosmos/4467522

Mayak project leader Aleksandr Shayenko has told TASS that the satellite has failed to deploy its reflectors, either due to a manufacturing fault or because of a problem during separation from the launch vehicle. There are no plans for a replacement satellite.

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Soyuz launch customers search for cause of cubesat failures
by Debra Werner — August 29, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – Four of the 72 miniature satellites sent into orbit July 14 on a Russian Soyuz 2.1a rocket alongside the primary customer, the Kanopus-V-IK Russian Earth-imaging satellite, are not responding to commands from their operators and two additional cubesats are not in their intended orbits. [...]

http://spacenews.com/soyuz-launch-customers-search-for-cause-of-cubesat-failures/

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The article is incorrect in the part of Iskra-MAI-85 that is alive and working.
Also, Mayak cannot respond to command because it lacks command receiver as well as telemetry system.
The two MKA-N cubesats seem to be dead.
And the story of one Flock and one Lemur being exchanged is extremely strange while obviously true.
This message reflects my personal opinion based on open sources of information.

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Article about unresponsive cubesats from July 14 launch

http://spacenews.com/additional-cubesats-on-july-14-soyuz-flight-are-unresponsive/

unclean deployments despite report of nominal telemetry??

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Article about unresponsive cubesats from July 14 launch

http://spacenews.com/additional-cubesats-on-july-14-soyuz-flight-are-unresponsive/

unclean deployments despite report of nominal telemetry??
The story just doesn't make sense.

Of 19 cubesats deployed at the 600 km orbit,
* Seven Lemurs are working properly as well as the eighth put in wrong orbit;
* NanoACE is maneuvering which is visible in TLEs;
* UTE was transmitting until July 30 reporting low battery which speaks for design or manufacture problems and not for deployment issues;
* Iskra MAI-85 is working properly -- Spacenews probably took this from Izvestia who'd made the error initially;
* Mayak, erroneously listed as a Moscow State University satellite, could not respond to anybody because it lacks by design both command receiver and telemetry transmitter;
* Two Corvus-BC are reportedly OK;
* Two MKA-N satellites are probably dead on arrival;
* The only proof for three CICERO failure in the publication is an anonymous source.

So we know for sure of Mayak solar reflector deployment failure (acknowledged by project leader) and MKA-N failure (acknowledged by Dauria some 40 days after the launch). I'd note that Dauria satellites used some custom-built launch system other than quadpacks from ISIS and ECM Space.

I cannot see anything pointing to launch or deployment problems in this mission other than unintended swap of one Flock and one Lemur either in program or signal lines or in physical placement.

« Last Edit: 09/06/2017 07:29 AM by Liss »
This message reflects my personal opinion based on open sources of information.

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Also, Mayak cannot respond to command because it lacks command receiver as well as telemetry system.
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:o ??? :o

I was meaning to ask about this.

What?

Why would the Mayak owners or sponsors launch an incomplete satellite that apparently is guaranteed not to work?

(I imagine the worldwide professional astronomy community is secretly happy.)
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Also, Mayak cannot respond to command because it lacks command receiver as well as telemetry system.
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:o ??? :o

I was meaning to ask about this.

What?

Why would the Mayak owners or sponsors launch an incomplete satellite that apparently is guaranteed not to work?

(I imagine the worldwide professional astronomy community is secretly happy.)

Cubesats often are very rudimentary spacecraft with just a single task - so no command uplink is needed, when the task is simply timer based - which saves money. Failure is an option for Cubesats.

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It's just my opinion, but I do think an option for simple radio comm should always be implemented, regardless of how simple a cubesat is.

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Thanks, Gunter.  I had forgotten that the "mission" was simple enough to attempt to execute with no external input, or a need to provide digital output.

However, I provisionally agree with Svetoslav.

(On the third hand :) , as an astronomer, I was concerned about the disruption that the satellite's light pollution could cause.)
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New article on this.

Astro Digital announces first cubesats launched on Soyuz failed

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SpaceNews previously reported that the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) Iskra-MAI-85 cubesat was one of the satellites that failed. That report is contradicted by an Aug. 23 MAI announcement, saying “The Iskra-MAI-85 satellite repeatedly conducted communication sessions with the MAI Flight Control Center in July and August 2017 and continues to solve the tasks assigned to it.”

MAI did not respond to requests for comment on the current status of the cubesat.

http://spacenews.com/astro-digital-announces-first-cubesats-launched-on-soyuz-failed/
« Last Edit: 09/13/2017 07:12 PM by Star One »

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Astro Digital's statement on the failure of their two satellites.
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Not-nominal: We lost 2 satellites

The 2 satellites we launched in July are officially unresponsive and today we decided to direct all our team’s energy towards our launch next month and declaring both Landmapper-BC1 and Landmapper-BC2 satellites lost. This ends 6 weeks of trying to resuscitate the satellites, who’s ability to transmit data back to earth was compromised since deployment. This means we’re facing the similar fate of Dauria Aerospace’s two MKA-N satellites, Moscow Aviation Institute’s Iskra-MAI-85, and Moscow State University’s Cosmo Mayak who were all on the Soyuz rocket bay with the suspected anomaly. While our satellites are tested to withstand insane stress on launch the suspected launch anomalies like what was reported by Space News could have generated conditions in excess of what most satellites plan for which, could have fried our key electronics — even systems hardened for the extremes of space.

Before losing contact, our ops team verified functioning subsystems — solar panels, antenna deployment, power system, attitude sensors — so we are moving fast on doing the final testing and assembly for our launch in November. While this loss costs us 4 months of time, we will launch again soon and by the spring be able to be back at planned capacity. Lots of love to the amazing team over the last few weeks trying everything to work around what ultimately is a hardware failure out of their control. We’ve been quoting Elon a lot lately — space is hard.
https://blog.astrodigital.com/not-nominal-we-lost-2-satellites-23e771a4bc8b

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