Name Mayak
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status No signal (Does not carry any telemetry equipment, but also failed to automatically unfurl the reflector)
Launched 2017-07-14
NORAD ID 42830
Deployer EXOpod 12U/16U [Exolaunch]
Launcher Sojuz-2-1a
Organisation Moscow State University of Mechanical Engineering
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Russia
Launch brokerer Exolaunch

Unfurl a very large reflector to become the brightest object in the sky.


Unfurl and use its large swath of reflectors to reflect rays from the sun back to Earth—which will make it the brightest object in the night sky.

Failure cause Failed due to a malfunctioning Fregat attitude control thruster. Damage to CubeSat?

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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