Fregat
August 1, 2013

According to the contract signed in late July, Lavochkin Association will develop a special adapter enabling to set CubeSat class nanosatellites into the orbit by Fregat upper stage for Russian private space company “Dauria Aerospace”, – Dauria representative reported to RIA-Novosti.

In December 2012 Dauria Aerospace won the tender invited by Roscosmos and got the contract valued at 310 million rubles (about 10 million USD). The contract stipulates the launch of 2 MKA-N (nanoclass small space device) nanosatellites with photographic equipment installed on it allowing to map the Earth surface at about 20 meters resolution. In the framework of this project Lavochkin Association will create a unique adapter enabling to place Dauria launch containers on Fregat upper stage, produced by Lavochkin Association. Universal launch containers allow to launch nano- and microsatellites of size from 1U(one “cube” with 10 centimeters sides each) to 6U (device made up of 6 “cubes”).

CubeSat

The use of such containers will allow Roscosmos to launch CubeSat satellites, created by Russia for educational and scientific purposes. Besides commercial launches of CubeSat class devices will also be possible. The first launch of 2 nanosatellites according to state contract is scheduled for 2015 along with Meteor-N 2-2 launch, –  the source reported.

Dauria Aerospace developing small space devices established by the former owner of “Technosila” retail chain Mikhail Kokoritch became Skolkovo resident in 2012. As its Director General reported earlier originally Roscosmos will be its main customer but later Dauria Aerospace plans to render satellite services and manage space devices for private customers.

More from this category:
1015334390
June 25, 2015

Airbus Defence and Space  Khrunichev Centre started negotiating the use of Angara booster instead Rokot, – the spokesman reports. Airbus Defence and Space and Khrunichev…

full story
rH52RY8e0Bg
June 23, 2014

Preparation works for the launch of Soyuz-2.1b booster with Fregat upper stage, Meteor-M satellite and a series of smaller space devices are under way at…

full story
logo_20142
July 11, 2014

More than 2000 scientists dealing with  space exploration are going to visit Committee on Space Research Scientific Assembly. Assembly program includes more than 4000 reports,…

full story
1015440414
November 12, 2014

The first launch of new Russian Angara heavy booster from Plesetsk spaceport is scheduled for December 25, _ Roscosmos Head Oleg Ostapenko stated. “The preparations…

full story
Proton-crash-consequences
July 11, 2013

Works on liquidation of Proton-M booster crash will be completed by late July, – Kazakhstan Environment Protection vice Minister Bektas Mukhamedjanov reported at the briefing…

full story
maxresdefault-11
October 16, 2018

On October 15,2018 the State Commission for the investigation of the emergency situation, that occurred on October 11, 2018 during the launch of the “Soyuz-FG”…

full story
superheavy-1024x748
November 18, 2013

Roscosmos formed working group headed by Oleg Ostapenko. The group is to find a solution and basis for future developing and design of Russian super-heavy…

full story
SHL_1517
September 4, 2014

At the beginning of exam the crews got the cards with the list of off-nominal situations possible during the “training flight” on Soyuz TMA-M spacecraft…

full story