Colibri-S Satellite

Spacecraft name Colibri-S (RS67S, Colibri S)
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Mass in kg 3.814 kg
Status not launched, expected in 2024
Launcher Sojuz
Organisation Samara University
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Headquarters Russia

Satellite of the Samara National Research University named after Academician S.P. Korolev with a hyperspectrometer.


The Colibri S spacecraft is a small satellite designed to perform educational tasks in the field of radio communications and Earth remote sensing, acquisition of hyperspectral images of the Earth surface, as well as educational activities within the framework of the Space pi project of the Dezhurnyj po planete programme of the Innovation Support Foundation.

The payload installed on the spacecraft is a 10x15 mm near-infrared hyperspectral camera of the scanning slit type with a diffraction optical element based on a grating on a convex mirror with a Rubinar 4.5 300 mm lens for obtaining hyperspectral images of the Earth surface.

The Colibri S spacecraft is intended for educational, self study and technical research purposes conducted by radio amateurs. Radio amateurs will be able to track the spacecraft and receive telemetry and payload information. Anyone interested will be able to participate in the planned transmissions. It is also possible to transmit text, telemetry and remote sensing data, including using the amateur radio X-band, at any time and at any point during the pass, as agreed. In case of successful reception, the mission team will be able to assist in decoding and interpreting the received signal, as well as in processing the received images.

The small spacecraft “Colibri-S” of the Samara National Research University named after Academician S.P. Korolev was created on the basis of the Geoscan 3U satellite platform of the CubeSat standard. 

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