Reshetnev University Laboratory “Small Spacecraft” won a grant to create another space satellite

2 November 2021 10:26

Laboratory at Siberian State University MF Reshetnev “Small Spacecraft” won a grant to build a space satellite. This is already the second grant for laboratory staff received under the Planet Duty program for the consortium by the Innovation Promotion Foundation, Talent and Success Foundation, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Circle Movement and Roscosmos State Corporation.

Remember that the ReshUCube-1 satellite, created this year by the hands of young Reshetnevites, is already ready for launch, the launch of the rocket that delivers into orbit is planned for February 2022.

The new satellite under the already traditional name “ReshUCube-2” will develop the ideas included in the ReshUCube-1 payload, primarily a model of a reconfigurable space laboratory that will enable various scientific and technical experiments related to the study of the Earth’s magnetosphere and radiant environment in orbit.

A new line of business for the laboratory is represented by a series of experiments with a satellite IoT system (Internet of Things) and a flight experiment to study the behavior and degradation of different types of solar panels.

But the main goal of the satellite, as before, is to attract school children to space and scientific activities. D. Zuev, Deputy Project Manager, notes that the development and launch of the next satellite is a great opportunity for school children to start exploring outer space. In addition, students from Reshetnev University will be able to prove themselves both as developers of the technical part of spacecraft and as curators of school teams.

“Now, together with other physics students, I am developing a scientific and pedagogical space experiment to test different types of solar batteries in space. It is very cool that we have the opportunity to realize our ideas and touch on the cosmos. And it’s even cooler that high school students already have such excellent opportunities to get involved in science and high technology, says Valentina Kutsenko, a student in REC IKVT, the BFI19-01 group.