Name KAI-1 (RS26S, Space-PI 8, Space π)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Mass in kg 3.6 kg
Status Operational (As per on SpacePI website last checked 2022-12-26)
Launched 2022-08-09
NORAD ID 53378
Deployer 12U Deployer [Aerospace Capital]
Launcher Sojuz
Organisation Kazan National Research Technical University
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Russia
Manufacturer AIVT by Sputnix
Operator Sputnix

5 cameras for remote sensing.


16 different satellite missions within the framework of the Space-PI project with the participation of students and schoolchildren.
The small spacecraft "KAI-1" is the first school satellite from Tatarstan. Engineers of the NILAKT DOSAAF company (Kaluga) and students of the Engineering Lyceum-Boarding School of KNRTU-KAI worked on its creation. Students and employees of the Institute of Radio Electronics, Photonics and Digital Technologies of KNRTU-KAI took part in the creation of the payload. 
KAI-1 is needed to fix the meteorological situation and conduct remote sensing. He conducts synchronous shooting from five cameras and transmits images to the ground complex. In the future, a panorama of the space around the satellite will be made from the images. Also, a temperature meter based on fiber-optic sensors is tested on board in space conditions.

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Last modified: 2023-01-04
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