Author Topic: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and a total of 37 satellites - June 19, 2014  (Read 42716 times)

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A picture of the launch was posted by the Unisat-6 (GAUSS) team.
source: http://www.gaussteam.com/unisat-6-launched-on-june-19th-2014/
Sorry, but this is the old photo. Launch of spacecraft CryoSat-2  ;) .
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A picture of the launch was posted by the Unisat-6 (GAUSS) team.
source: http://www.gaussteam.com/unisat-6-launched-on-june-19th-2014/
Sorry, but this is the old photo. Launch of spacecraft CryoSat-2  ;) .

I hate it when people post photos of an earlier launch, and yet claiming it was the latest one...

Anyway, here's a video of the Hodoyoshi-4 satellite
More info: http://www.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/etpage/release/2014/2014061701.html





« Last Edit: 06/23/2014 03:34 PM by Lewis007 »

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Most of the Platform A payloads are now being tracked by JSpOC (NORAD): http://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/tle-new.txt

The Platform A objects are catalog numbers 40021..40042 (COSPAR 14033M...14033AJ).
Of those, the Planet Labs Flock 1C spacecraft are identified with the following catalog numbers:
(40022 or 40023), 40026, 40027, 40029, (40030 or 40031), 40033, 40035, 40036, 40038, 40040, 40041

The other payloads, and Platform A itself, are yet to be unambiguously identified as far as I know.

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Apparently the AeroCube-6 payload (1U Cubesat form factor) has split in Orbit into two satellites. This brings the total number of satellites on this launch to 38!

http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/aerocube-6.htm
http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2918&context=smallsat

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The first photo from Deimos-2 satellite - Sports stadium in Doha:
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Some interesting photos of the launch site and hardware from this launch by Novosti Kosmonavtiki's chief editor Igor Marinin: http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/foto/1151/1250/  8)
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ISC Kosmotras website is back online so Here are two updates with old info from this launch that were not posted:
DELAYED UPDATE 1:
Launch Date of Dnepr Cluster Mission
The launch date of the upcoming Dnepr cluster mission has been established for the night of June 19 to June 20, 2014 (01hr 11 min 11 sec., local Yasny time).
The primary payload of this launch is a medium resolution satellite KazEOSat (Kazakhstan). In addition to that, the payloads on this launch are Deimos-2 (Spain), TabletSat-Aurora (Russia), Perseus-M-1 & -2 (Russia, USA), Hodoyoshi-3 and -4 (Japan), SaudiSat-4 (Saudi Arabia) and other small satellites, as well as QuadPack deployers with CubeSats. The mission is planned to loft into orbit 33 spacecraft belonging to customers from 17 countries, including Russia.
The launch vehicle with the spacecraft installed is presently undergoing final pre-launch checkout and testing.
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Дата пуска ракеты РС-20 с группой космических аппаратов
Дата пуска ракеты РС-20 с группой космических аппаратов по программе Днепр назначена в ночь с 19 на 20 июня 2014 года (01ч 11мин 11сек. местного времени в Ясном).
Основной полезной нагрузкой на данном пуске является космический аппарат среднего разрешения КазЕОСат (Казахстан). Кроме него в запуске принимают участие КА Деймос-2 (Испания), ТаблетСат-Аврора (Россия), Персеус-М-1 и -2 (Россия, США), Ходоёши-3 и -4(Япония), СаудиСат-4 (Саудовская Аравия) и другие малые КА, а также контейнеры КвадПак с КА КубСат. Всего в данном пуске планируется вывести на орбиту 33 космических аппарата для заказчиков из 17 стран, включая Россию.
В настоящее время проводятся заключительные проверки по подготовке ракеты-носителя с установленными на нее космическими аппаратами к пуску.

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DELAYED UPDATE 2:
Dnepr Cluster Mission 2014
The launch of 33 spacecraft was successfully performed by RS-20 rocket (Dnepr Launch Vehicle) from Yasny Launch Base, Orenburg Region, Russia, on June 19, 2014 at 23:11:11 Moscow time (19:11:11 UTC).
This launch has become a record for the number of payloads inserted into orbit in one mission 33 satellites for customers from 17 countries, including Russia.
The launch was executed by the Strategic Rocket Forces of the Russian Ministry of Defense with the support of the Russian, Ukrainian and Kazakh companies, which are part of the ISC Kosmotras industrial team.
All spacecraft have been successfully inserted into their target orbits.
ISC Kosmotras congratulates all the mission participants on the successful launch!
Find more about Dnepr Cluster Mission

19.06.2014
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Запуск ракеты РС-20 с группой космических аппаратов по программе Днепр
19 июня 2014 года в 23:11:11 по московскому времени (19:11:11 UTC) с пусковой базы Ясный, Оренбургская область, Россия, осуществлен успешный запуск ракеты РС-20 (ракета-носитель Днепр) с 33 космическими аппаратами на борту.
Данный запуск стал рекордным по количеству полезных нагрузок выведенных на орбиту в одном пуске 33 космических аппарата для заказчиков из 17 стран, включая Россию.
Запуск был выполнен расчётом Ракетных войск стратегического назначения Министерства обороны РФ при поддержке российских, украинских и казахстанских предприятий, входящих в кооперацию МКК Космотрас.
Все космические аппараты были успешно выведены на расчетные орбиты.
МКК Космотрас поздравляет всех участников миссии с успехом!
Подробнее о составе полезной нагрузки

19.06.2014

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Update on Hodoyoshi-3 and its passenger: Hello Kitty.

http://www.space.com/26850-hello-kitty-in-space-messages.html

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Launch video posted by Brazilian Space


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Hodoyoshi-4 has successfully finished  ion propulsion test in Oct.28th and Nov.18th.
This is the World smallest satellite ion engine test.
MIPS (Miniature Ion Propulsion System) is 8.1kg (including 0.9kg Xe) tiny ion engine. Total delta V capability are 140 m/s.

Tokyo Univercity news (Japanese)
http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/public/public01_261205_j.html


Recentry launched PROCYON has ion engine which is based on this MIPS  ;)
« Last Edit: 12/09/2014 01:16 PM by Fuji »

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Any evidence of orbital maneuvering by this Japanese satellite from the 2 line elements?

The stated performance is 140 m/s, but is that the nominal performance of the engine or the demonstrated performance?

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Any evidence of orbital maneuvering by this Japanese satellite from the 2 line elements?

The stated performance is 140 m/s, but is that the nominal performance of the engine or the demonstrated performance?


These test maneuvering are very short (5 min. and 6 min.), orbital change is difficult to confirm.
Thrust is 250 μN, ISP=880 s. 
140 m/s are Total delta V capability.
 

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Any evidence of orbital maneuvering by this Japanese satellite from the 2 line elements?

The stated performance is 140 m/s, but is that the nominal performance of the engine or the demonstrated performance?


These test maneuvering are very short (5 min. and 6 min.), orbital change is difficult to confirm.
Thrust is 250 μN, ISP=880 s. 
140 m/s are Total delta V capability.
 

In other words 140 m/s is the nominal capability, but the demonstrated capability was basically zero, since the engine only fired for a short time.


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